Course of Armenian Duduk
Maestro Gevorg Dabagyan will give lessons in duduk, an Armenian musical instrument inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Duduk and its music were inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008 (originally proclaimed in 2005). The duduk, or “dziranapogh” in Armenian, is a double-reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood, conventionally called the “Armenian oboe”. The roots of its music go back to ancient times. The Armenian duduk is distinctive in construction and performance technique and, characterized by a warm and soft timbre. It accompanies popular Armenian traditional songs and dances of the various regions and is played at events, such as weddings and funerals; over the last few decades, its popularity has faded, in particular in the rural areas where it originated.