Music is one of the most important factors that comprise the culture of Armenia. There are a variety of music which have been ripened in its history. The types of music that can be found in Armenia actually range from ethnic music to genres of contemporary music. Yet, still the fundamental basis of Armenian music seems to have stemmed from its folk songs whose distinctive features can be noticed in many music scenes including even Armenian pop-music. Due to the long history of Armenians and its culture which have gradually structured by taking many pieces from other groups of people, the history of Armenian music is also very long generating those music that shows mixture of factors influenced by many different ethnic groups and cultures.
Aram Khachaturian is one of the most well-known musicians in the history of human beings. Probably, you have heard of his name or at least his music in your life at least once although you may not really recognize the music was composed by him. Other some of the most famous and contributing musicians in Armenian music history include Komitas, Arno Babadjanian, Djivan Gasparyan and Ara Gevorgyan. For pop music lovers, Sirsho, a recently popular pop singer in Armenia, may be somebody they have ever heard of.