Armenian singer Hayk Mkhoyan has returned with golden medals from the VI Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore “Euro Folk 2015” and the “Voices of the Time 2015” folk festivals held in Bulgaria from May 7 to 17. The festivals featured participants from about 60 countries.
Mkhoyan was conferred an award in the “Individual Performance” category after he impressed the jury with a cappella performance of “Horovel” by Komitas.
This was the first time Armenia participated in this international festival, which has been held for eight years now.
“The songs I performed (“Krunk,” “Horovel,” “Dle Yaman”) were translated so that the listeners and the jury can understand their meaning, and as a result reference was made to the Armenian Genocide,” Hayk Mkhoyan told a press conference today.
According to him, it was important to raise the issue of the Armenian Genocide from an international podium, especially in the presence of the Turkish delegation,” he said.
The singer believes this international competition will open new perspectives of cooperation. He has already received an invitation to participate in the world folk championship.