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Armenian duo from “Lav Eli” featuring Gor Mkhitarian and Mher Manukyan is coming to the Portland Conservatory of Music May 1st!

The Portland Conservatory of Music is proud to present this performance, in partnership with the Armenian Cultural Association of Maine, by the Armenian acoustic duo from the group “Lav Eli.”

Lav Eli is a rock band from Vanadzor, Armenia that was formed in 1996 by Mher Manukyan and Gor Mkhitarian. Previously from the band SNACK, they picked up two members from the group ALQ in David Grigoryan and Vahe Terteryan and formed their classic lineup for a demo recording in 1997 entitled “The First Lav Album”. This limited edition cassette of two hundred units was printed in Armenia and had twenty-one songs- ten in English and eleven in Armenian. It became a local underground classic in the hands of kids and adults alike who craved an original Western rock sound that was homegrown and Armenian.

In 2020, LAV ELI updated its lineup now consisting of Mher Manukyan (guitar/vocals), Gor Mkhitaryan (guitar/vocals), Gor Tadevosyan (guitar/backup vocals), Tigran Voskanyan (bass), Shogher Manukyan (cello) and Vardan Paremuzyan (drums) of The Bambir. Twenty five years after their first appearance, Lav Eli continues to carry on a rich Armenian folk rock musical legacy to the delight of three generations of listeners.

You can check out the band below!

Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland, ME 04102

Tickets: $5 students, $15 Seniors, $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Facemasks are required for all public events at PCM.

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