It’s been a few years since I first heard the music of two very talented sisters from Hayastan. As any person would do the same, I hoped to have the chance to see them live in concert one day. I never really imagined I’d be able to see them once I got to Hayastan, but coincidentally, things happen when you least expect them. On our way home after the third day of camp in Askeran in Artsakh, one of the deghatsee girls mentioned that there is a concert in the hrabarag that night. As soon as I heard her say Inga & Anush, I jumped up from my seat from excitement, and I couldn’t wait to go home to get ready to see them live.
When we arrived at the hrabarag in the evening, we had the pleasure of seeing some incredibly talented local musicians. We also experienced the amazing Karapaghtsees supporters for these local artists. Finally, Inga and Anush appeared on stage wearing traditional Armenian costumes, humbled to be performing in Artsakh in front of thousands of locals.
I was staring at their every move with amazement during the course of their performance. I just couldn’t get enough. Following their act appeared a surprise guest. I had heard one song of the Dorians before, but I never really got into them. However, seeing them perform live at the harabarag was amazing. I guess you can say I was lucky enough to the in the right place at the right time, experiencing some amazing Armenian artists performing in Artsakh.
Besides all the fun I’m having on my free time in Artsakh, I’m having just as great of a time at camp. The children of Artsakh are so well-behaved and have so much love for their country. I love the fact that I’m getting to know the children of Artsakh on a personal level.
Everything is so beautiful here. The people, the land, the energy …I’m in love.