This workshop will introduce Armenian folk lullabies in a range of local dialects. The collective singing workshop will help to discover our natural voice and the threads of connection we weave during this night-time ritual. Lullaby songs will be taught orally. Scores with translated and transliterated word sheets will be provided, but no professional knowledge of singing is required. The workshop is open to all who are interested in singing lullabies and who would like to discover the Armenian tradition. Parents are welcome to come with their children.
Admission: £10 (free for children)
Nairi Khatchadourian, until recently Head of Exhibitions and Education at the Komitas Museum-Institute in Yerevan. is a curator, educator and artist born in Paris, France. She researches a range of ethnographic contexts and music history and their many contemporary resonances. Nairi leads educational workshops in Europe and the Middle East and her “lullabies singing workshop” was selected among the five “Best Practice” museum education programmes in 2016 by the International Council of Museums. For the 150th anniversary of Komitas’s birth, Nairi curated the exhibition “Pieces” at the Komitas Museum and the open-air poster exhibition “The Future Thinker” in the Komitas Park.