Audio: Zarmanali e indz (Զարմանալի է ինձ) – Armenian Šarakan

Sulh is excited to perform one of the earliest works by a woman composer. Written sometime after 737 AD by Khosrovidukht Goghtnatsi, Zarmanali e indz is an Armenian Šarakan written to honor of her brother who was killed after converting to Christianity.

Zarmanali e indz has become a standard canonical hymn in the Armenian Orthodox Church. Here’s an excerpt of Sulh’s version from a rehearsal last Sunday, March 24.

Excerpt of “Zarmanali e indz” by Sulh in rehearsal March 24, 2019

Author: Sulh Ensemble

Sulh Ensemble is a group that plays intercultural music from the Silk Road, South and Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and new compositions for ethnic ensembles based in the Greater Louisville/Kentuckiana region. Through concerts, collaborations, and outreach with dancers, composers, and musicians the group is constantly exploring global music genres. Many of the musicians of Sulh are active as teachers, producers, advocates, and practitioners of the arts of many music and dance traditions from around the world.