Yerevan, Armenia (1995 – present)
The Shoghaken Folk Ensemble (a.k.a. Soghaken Folk Ensemble) is an Armenian musical group that performs and records Armenian folk and troubador music. The ensemble was founded by Gevorg Dabaghyan in 1991 (or 1995) in Yerevan, Armenia.
The group includes the singers Hasmik Harutyunyan and Aleksan Harutyunyan, the dudukist Gevorg Dabaghyan and the kanon player Karineh Hovhannessian. Its members play traditional Armenian instruments including the duduk, the zurna, the dhol, the kanon, the kamancha, and the shvi.
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