Hars – Iveta Mukuchyan

Day 3 of our international party week finds us visiting a traditional Armenian wedding disco. There is no ‘Oops Upside Your Head’ in Armenia. There isn’t even The Slosh. But there is a sequence of intricate group dances, an insistent and hook-laden chant and a winningly danceable combination of traditional folk drumming and very slightly cheesy floorfilling disco-pop beats. It’s nearly Jan Jan.

This is the new release by Armenia’s 2016 representative, Iveta Mukuchyan. She’s been posting instagrams from inside the studio with various other Armenian pop acts. I imagine that this isn’t the only thing that they’ve been working on…


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