English Audio

Introduced by Noemi Stepan-Sarkissian

1.     Kach Vartan or Brave Vartan (page 7) (MK, VK, ST)

Hye em yes! Hye em yes! Kach Vartanin tornem yes!
I am Armenian! I am Armenian! I am Brave Vartan’s grandchild!

2.     Language Activity (page 18)  

Vocabulary words (KV and VS)
Armenian alphabet (KV)

3.     Prayer (page 21) Jashagestzouk (Grace before meal) (MK, VK, ST)

4.     Musical Instruments (page 31)

Kanun (Aram Kerovpyan)

5.  Kamancha (Anouch Donabedian-Krikorian)            

6.  Duduk (Patrick Kousiguian)

7. Tar (Rouben Haroutunian)

8. Dehol (Vahan Kerovpyan)

9.      Music Activity (page 32)  

Sing Hele, hele, hele ninoyeh  (Garmir Festan)  (Mgnig Workshop, Paris)

10.  Dance Activity (page 34)

Learn the Tamzara (from the CD Gorani: Traditional Dances from the Armenian Homeland).  Shoghakn Ensemble & Special Guest.  Produced by Shakeh Avanessian & Laura Shannon, 2001.


11.  Poetry (page 40)  The Council of the Mice (in Armenian) Recited by Noemi Stepan-Sarkissian

12.  The Lord’s Prayer (Hayr Mer)

Yegmalian version (VS)

Hayr mer, vor hergeens-ess,            
Soorp yegheetzee anoon ko.          
Yegestze arkayootyoon ko,           
Yegheetzeen gamk ko, vorbes hergeens yev hergree.            

Uzhatz mer hanabazort door mez ays or,          
Yev togh mez uzbardees mer,            
Vorbes yev mek toghoomk merotz bardabanatz.            
Yev mee daneer uzmez ee portzootyoon            
Ayl purgya uzmez ee chareh.            

Zee ko eh arkayootyoon yev zorootyoon            
Yev park haveedyans havidenits. Amen.            

Komitas version (AK, MK, VK)

Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power,
And the glory for ever and ever. Amen


Performers: Anouch Donabedian-Krikorian (ADK), Rouben Haroutunian (RH), Aram Kerovpyan (AK), Maral Kerovpyan (MK), Vahan Kerovpyan (VK), Patrick Kousiguian (PK), Vigen Shirvanyan (VS), Noemi Stepan-Sarkissian (NSS), Sevana Tchakerian (ST), Karnitza Varoujian (KV). Mgnig Workshop and Shoghakn Ensemble.