A New Album by the Group Vova in Homshetsi Dialect
Here is an important event in the Armenian musical culture. Today, July 19, the group Vova released their new album, which consists of 16 songs written in Homshetsi dialect of the Armenian language.
The group’s name is translated as “who [are we]?”, and that is symbolic: the members of Vova are islamized Armenians who have been living in the historical Hamshen region near the Black sea coast for centuries. The Vova members are among the first who started promoting their culture and musical traditions. The contribution of the musicians is really unprecedented, as they are fully engaged in preservation of native folklore despite the Turkish reality where small nations are disappearing, their culture, their language and traditions are being forgotten and replaced by Turkish language and identity.
Here are several songs from the new album: