"Cats" Band Led By Vahagn Hayrapetian Records Its First Disc

"CATS" BAND LED BY VAHAGN HAYRAPETIAN RECORDS ITS FIRST DISC

Noyan Tapan
Feb 28 2007

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 28, NOYAN TAPAN. First disc "The Norevan" of
the avant-garde and folk band "Cats" has been released. The band’s
founder, famous jazz performer and pianist Vahagn Hayrapetian said
on February 28 that "the disc’s songs are our life, our yesterday,
today and tomorrow".

According to him, seven members of the band create all songs they
perform.

"We all have passed different ways and each has creative peculiarities,
which makes our cooperation interesting. Each song written by a member
of "Cats" has its own history," he said. For example, song "Good
Return" is dedicated to Mister Avant-Garde Folk – Arto Tunjboyajian,
while "The Norevan" – to today’s Yerevan.

V, Hayrapetian said that for a long time he was creating in swing and
pop style but in late 2004 he suddenly changed his musical image and
formed a new band – "Cats". "We decided to call the band "Cats" because
musicians use this word – "cats" when addressing each other." he noted.

The septet has perfomed at various annual jazz festivals in Armenia
and abroad. In 2006 "Cats" participated in the Caucasian musical
forum in Tbilisi.

"The Norevan" is the first album of the band. It was released by
Ararat pro Digital studio in 1,000 copies and will be sold not only
in Armenia but also in Europe, the US and Japan. The studio director
Tigran Arshakian stated that they will struggle against those who
infringe copyright in Armenia.

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