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Shoghaken Ensemble

Founded by Gevorg Dabaghyan in 1991, The Shoghaken Ensemble has become one of the most respected traditional music ensembles in Armenia. Dedicated to rediscovering and continuing Armenia’s extraordinary folk music history, the group presents music from a broad geographical and historical span using traditional instruments and song styles. The ensemble has performed extensively in Europe, Armenia and throughout the former Soviet Union. The group recently performed on the soundtrack of Atom Egoyan’s movie Ararat. In the summer of 2002 Shoghaken performed at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC as part of the Silk Road festival.

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