Autumn Nights with an Armenian Jazz Legend

Stepan Shakarian sits down with ImYerevan to describe his studies with Aram Khatchaturian, as well as the importance of being self-taught and how it has helped him to achieve mastery of the jazz vocabulary.

Preserving a Shifting City with Watercolor

Amidst the debates over Yerevan’s imminent change, however, there lies the work of Peto Poghosyan, who has attempted to capture the tension of transition—new buildings and all—through the graceful strokes of his paintbrush.

A Jazzman's Journey: Our Interview with Vahagn Hayrapetyan

Legendary Local Jazzman, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, sits down with ImYerevan to discuss everything from his personal journey with jazz, to his experience teaching Tigran Hamasyan, to his most despised jazz tunes, and everything in between.

The Foul Smell of Money & My Grandfather’s Pension

Surely old Armenian bills are useless, but they do bring on memories of a bitter-sweet past, a past where a political transition was expressed in interesting ways through our currency...

The Future of Fitness in Armenia: Workout Gurus Educate Youth

The young men who are organizing and leading the movement Street Workout Armenia recently made a visit to Vardashen’s Special School Number 1. These workout gurus led a few classes in the school’s gym, demonstrating the benefits of a practicing a healthy lifestyle and a daily fitness routine.

The Niva Kayf: The Automobile with an Armenian Attitude

The legendary Soviet-era vehicle, the Niva Lada, has and continues to hold a firm place in Armenian society since its arrival in the 1970s. In this article, Vrej Haroutounian explains what he has termed the 'Niva Kayf' in this list of 10 truths about the Niva.