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more information Ensemble Karot

- Aleksan Harutyunyan: director, vocal, solo
- Noune Atanasian: vocal, solo
- Hasmik Harutyunyan: vocal, solo
- Heriknaz Harutyunyan: vocal, solo
- Anoosh Harutyunyan: vocal, solo
- Lilit Harutyunyan: vocal, solo

The
Ensemble Karot (means nostalgia) was founded in 1999 by Aleksan Harutyunyan.

- Aleksan Harutyunyan*
was born in 1962 in Yerevan, Armenia. His ancestors are from the province of Mush in Historical Armenia. He graduated from Yerevan State University and the Komitas State Conservatory. For several years, he worked for the "Agoonk" Ensemble of the Armenian National Radio as a soloist, and later as the group's director. He is now the soloist and producer of the Hi Folk Ensemble.
- Noune Atanasian*,
Aleksan's wife, was born in 1967 in Yerevan. Her ancestors are from the regions of Surmalu and Sasun in Historical Armenia. In 1990, she graduated from the Komitas State Conservatory in the Department of Musical Theory. She now works in the Folklore Department of the Conservatory. Noune sings in the Yerevan Chamber Choir and the Hi Folk Ensemble
- Hasmik Harutyunyan*
was born in 1960 in Yerevan. Her ancestors are from the province of Mush in Historical Armenia. She graduated from the Department of Vocal Music at the Arno Babajanyan School of Music and the Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute. For several years, she worked as a soloist for the "Agoonk" Ensemble of the Armenian National Radio. Hasmik is now the artistic director of the Hayrig Mouradian Children's Song and Dance Folklore Group.
- Heriknaz Harutyunyan*
was born in 1958 in Yerevan. Her ancestors are from Mush, in Historical Armenia. She graduated from the Philology Department of Yerevan State University. Heriknaz has participated in several folk song and folk dance ensembles in Armenia. She now works for Internews Armenia.

*Nowadays, they all teach in Yerevan the traditional music of their ancestors, choir singing, playing the traditional instruments, folk dance and the basics of music.
- Anoosh Harutunyan
was born in 1987 in Yerevan. She is a niece of Aleksan, Hasmik, and Heriknaz Harutyunyan. She attends the Tigranyan Music School in the Department of Piano. Anoosh is a soloist in the Hayrig Mouradian Children's Song and Dance Folklore Group.
- Lilit Harutyunyan
was born in 1990 in Yerevan. She is Aleksan Harutyunyan's and Noune Atanasian's daughter. She attends the Tchaikovsky Special School of Music in the Department of Piano. Lilit is a soloist in the Hayrig Mouradian Children's Song and Dance Folklore Group


The repertoire of the Ensemble consists of songs that belong to the old tradition. The performance is based on the idea to preserve the songs of the different regions of Armenia, as well as to represent Armenia's "old roots" and the design of the original costumes in local traditions.

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latest CD with Armenian traditional songs:

  • - Ensemble Karot - Traditional songs of Armenia - Vol. I - FM 50033
  • - Ensemble Karot - Traditional songs of Armenia - Vol. II - FM 50034
  • - Ensemble Hayrik Mouradian - Traditional Children's Songs of Armenia - Vol. I - FM 50042
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  • - Hasmik & Aleksan Harutyunyan - Horovel - Traditional Work Songs of Armenia - Vol. I - FM 50046
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  • - Hasmik & Aleksan Harutyunyan -Traditional Wedding Songs of Armenia - Vol. I - FM 50053
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Review:
- published by Green Man Review
- published by Folkmagazin - 2001
- published by Folkmagazin - 2004
- Rambles published 12 March 2005 - Vol. I

- Rambles published 19 February 2005 - Vol. II
- published by Ethnotempos - 2005


Noune Atanasian, Aleksan Harutyunyan, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Heriknaz Harutyunyan
back: Anoosh Harutyunyan, Aram Harutyunyan, Lilit Harutyunyan

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