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From the history of Armenian coins. 1.First Armenian coins


The coins of kings of Sophene (Tsopk) dated to the second half of the 3rd century BC are believed to the first Armenian coins.
Coat of arms of Erivan (Yerevan 1843 y.)


On the green field silver Echmiatsin church with golden domes and crosses.
Coat of arms of Tiflis


Coat of arms of Tiflis (1843) consisted of two parts:
POTTERY


In traditional housekeeping at Armenians the pottery prevailed.
ARMENIAN CROSS STONES (KHACHKARS) A. L. Yakobson


A. L. Yakobson ARMENIAN CROSS STONES
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Armenian traditional duduk and jazz to 'intertwine' in Paris


November 27, 2012 | 22:00? 

Cite de la Musique in Paris begins a series dedicated to Armenia on November 27. The sound of traditional?  Armenian duduk will be conducted in the hall, and on December 1 a famous pianist Tigran Amasyan, will be presenting a mixture of jazz, contemporary classical and popular music, informes? Nouvelles d`Arm?©niereferring to the agency France-Presse.

Tuesday evening will open to the soft and melodious sound of duduk. Four duduk musicians, including Armen Kazarian, will perform the particular points of minstrels' music that wandered from village to village.

Several Western musicians also play on this instrument, among them Didier Malherbe, saxophonist, playing on various wind instruments, and German Stefan Mikus.

"It is an instrument with great expressivity, which has the ability of very strong emotional expression," Didier Malherbe said.

On Saturday night more modern concert will be held, and the highlight of the program will belong to Tigran Amasyan. This 25-year-old wonder-pianist appeared on the jazz scene six years ago, and last year released his fifth album. In the first part he will be playing in a duo with Armenian pianist Varduhi Yeritsyan, and the repertoire will range between jazz and classical music.


source: http://news.am


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