Sounds of Armenian duduk

The Studies and Documentation Centre of Armenian Culture of Venice, in cooperation with the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies of Giorgio Cini Foundation and the UNESCO Venice Office, organised the Course on Armenian duduk on 16-18 November 2012 in Venice (Italy). Maestro Gevorg Dabagyan gave 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.

List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Armenia): Duduk and its music

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Photo credit :  ©M. Lourian, director of the music section of the Studies and Documentation Centre of Armenian Culture of Venice