Narekatsi Art Union in Yerevan hosted on Sunday and the vocalist of the metal band System of a Down (SOAD), singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Serj Tankian wishing to get familiarized with the activity of the Narekatsi Folk Instruments Orchestra. As Panorama.am learnt from the Union, in 2016 young musicians conducted by artistic director Artem Khachatur presented to Tankian and the SOAD members an interpretation of “Aerials” performed on national instruments. Impressed by the work, Tankian who visited Armenia in March 2017 decided to attend the Art Union, accepting Union founder Narek Harutyunyan’s invitation.
According to the report, Tankian was accompanied by a CNN crew interested in the Armenian music and the activity of Narekatsi orchestra.
“We are following your activity and are proud of you. Your performances are indeed good. Thank you!” Tankian told the orchestra members.
It is noted that thanks to Tankian, CNN will include the performances by the Narekatsi Orchestra in its documentary telling about the Armenian culture and music,” Narek Harutyunyan said.