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Armenian Minstrels
With a 700 year history Armenian Minstrels still echo the soul of Armenian Culture.

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Armenian Minstrels
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part of the mini-series on the Music of Armenia.
With a 700 year history Armenian Minstrels still echo the soul of Armenian Culture.

In less than twenty years this disappearing ancient musical art form (Ashugh art) has resurfaced as an integral part of Armenia’s cultural panorama. Through the efforts of Professor Tovmas Poghosyan Armenian Minstrels are seeing a revival.

Today their concert performances sell out as they sing love songs from contemporary Minstrels as well as those dating back some 700 years. In their school a new generation of minstrels are trained in the hope that some day they too might bear the title Minstrel (Ashugh).

Hagop Goudsouzian travels to Armenia in pursuit of his dream, in search of the soul of Armenian music. Through a series of chance encounters he goes to a concert at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan to see the Sayat-Nova Minstrel Song Ensemble and the performances of some of the most renowned Minstrels in Armenia. Stunned by the beauty of their music and their professionalism he embarks on an unprecedented musical journey and devotes a month filming them.

Armenian Minstrels is a one-hour documentary from the filmmaker Hagop Goudsouzian.

Armenian Minstrels filmed in Armenia featuring Professor Tovmas Poghosyan, the Sayat-Nova Minstrel Song Ensemble and impromptu interviews with well known Armenian Minstrels: Minstrel Andranik Ujanci, Minstrel Astghanush, Minstrel Kochar, Minstrel Makhmour as they sing and recount the critical role their songs and music play in keeping alive a once dying art form, and the role music and songs play as a tool for cultural survival. Their touching voices and songs are the lovers’ inspiration.


Hagop Goudsouzian is the producer and director of over 250 mainstream Television programs, 10 Armenian films and three shorts.
Apricot Armenian Gold (with Subtitles),  Apricot Armenian Gold (with English Voices),  Armenian Minstrels,  Armenian Echoes (three part mini-series),  Armenian Exile (also narrated).

Hagop also directed and narrated the feature length documentary My Son Shall Be Armenian and Mon fils sera arménien produced by
the National Film Board of Canada.

He also produced and directed several shorts, A Taste of Armenia, on the famous Goom's Market of Yerevan, free on some DVDs and Blu-rays.

In 2016 Goudsouzian released UPROOTED (also narrated), Part three of his "Armenian Trilogy."

Goudsouzian is now developing a feature length documentary. To sponsor Hagop's new projects, use contact  or sponsor links.

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Films by Hagop Goudsouzian Trailers and Descriptions


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Armenian Trilogy

The quest for identity.
in three parts

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UPROOTED

The ongoing quest for identity.
part three of Armenian Trilogy

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UPROOTED

The ongoing quest for identity.
part three of Armenian Trilogy

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Armenian Exile

The quest for a forgotten identity.
part one of Armenian Trilogy




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Apricot Armenian Gold

A farmer’s fate
is at the whim of the heavens.




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Apricot Armenian Gold

A farmer’s fate
is at the whim of the heavens.




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Armenian Minstrels

The Music of Armenia mini-series

With a 700 year history
Armenian Minstrels still echo
the soul of Armenian Culture.

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Armenian Echoes

The Music of Armenia mini-series

So much of a people's identity
stems from the songs they sing,
the music they play
and the spirit of their dance.

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Armenian Echoes

The Music of Armenia mini-series

So much of a people's identity
stems from the songs they sing,
the music they play
and the spirit of their dance.

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Armenian Echoes P.1

The Music of Armenia mini-series

So much of a people's identity
stems from the songs they sing,
the music they play
and the spirit of their dance.

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Armenian Echoes P.2

The Music of Armenia mini-series

So much of a people's identity
stems from the songs they sing,
the music they play
and the spirit of their dance.

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Armenian Echoes P.3

The Music of Armenia mini-series

So much of a people's identity
stems from the songs they sing,
the music they play
and the spirit of their dance.

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Mon fils sera
arménien

Le génocide arménien

part two of Armenian Trilogy

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My Son Shall Be
Armenian

The Armenian Genocide

part two of Armenian Trilogy