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Drumming succession

May 16 2018

Hripsime Babayan got acquainted with drummer KarlenHovhannisyan at her sister’s birthday party. During their joint life Hripsime and Karlene's family was supplemented by Gevorg and Syusanna. Day by day, increasing burdens and health problems brought Karlene to put aside his favorite drum, to take tools and to get down to construction. Six years ago, Karlen lost his right hand, and his family faced new, more difficult problems. Today Hripsime and Karlen are worried not about their health problems, but about their 15-year-old son – George, and 5 year-old daughter-Syusanna's health problems. The family lives on Karlen's disability allowance of 16,000 drams.