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Komitas Vardapet

Komitas Vardapet was an Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer and choirmaster.

  • In Koutina, where he was born, Komitas was nicknamed “a little vagrant singer”.
  • In 1893 Komitas was ordained a “Vardapet” (priest) and acquired his new name “Komitas” - the name of the outstanding poet of VII century, the author of sharakans.
  • Komitas visited various regions of Armenia treating and putting down thousands of Armenian, Kurdish, Persian and Turkish songs.
Hovhannes Tumanyan
(1869-1935)




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