MUSICAL COLLEGE NAMED AFTER ARMENIAN MUSICIAN OPENS IN DIYARBAKIR

ARMENPRESS
MARCH 22, 2012
DIYARBAKIR

DIYARBAKIR, MARCH 22, ARMENPRESS: A musical college named after
Western-Armenian distinguished singer and composer Tigran Aram has
opened in Diyarbakir.

The college offers alternative education in the sphere of Kurdish
art and culture in the fields of cinema, music, theater, folklore
and painting, Armenpress reports citing the Kurdish mass media.

"Students learning here have other mentality as compared with Turkish
educational system and official restrictions," said the head of the
Culture and Tourism Department of Diyarbakir municipality.

Tigran Aram was a contemporary Armenian singer who sang primarily in
Kurdish. After finishing grade nine, he concentrated his efforts on
learning music and playing Oud and by the age of twenty years old,
he was singing in three languages: Kurdish, Arabic and Armenian. He
is considered among the best of contemporary Kurdish singers and
musicians.