Armenian songwriter, singer and rock musician Vahan Artsruni, at a meeting with journalists on Thursday, told about his plans to sing some of his songs with Komitas’ lyrics at his concert on July 25. The musician believes Komitas may become the visiting-card of the Armenian nation in the whole world and adds that the Ministry of Culture is doing nothing in this respect.
“It is a paradox, but Komitas is one of the most performed composers, his songs are sung at churches during liturgies, they are broadcast on the Armenian Public Television and Vem radio station all the time, however, the public is not privy to Komitas’ art,” says Artsruni, who released a CD entitled ‘Komitas. Ten revelations’ in 2002. The musician believes that the reason is the preaching of pop or low-quality music on Armenian TV channels for more than 20 years.