Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:56 AM
this has gotten far off topic, but let me say that as for bambir and gor, well, if you dont consider richard hagopian to be armenian music (that is except for his many songs which are blatantly turkish, and sung in the turkish language - telegrafin telleri, konyali, siseler, etc.), if you dont consider his armenian language songs to be armenian, then bambir and gor are DEFINETLY not armenian music. (theyre western music played by armenian guys singing in the armenian language, with a slight armenian twist.) richard plays, like all armenian american kef musicians, both western armenian folk songs, western armenian folk dances, turkish belly dance songs, armenian "kef" songs (ie turkish style songs sung in armenian/turkish songs translated into armenian), bolsetsi armenian songs, and some eastern armenian songs. richard also plays ottoman classical music, due to his training in that field, though many of the ottoman classical pieces are written by armenians, and his teachers were armenian too (kanuni garbis and udi hrant).
as for taksim, those are not songs, they are improvisations. no two taksims are alike, so its not like richard is "preserving turkish songs" named "hicaz taksim and huseyni taksim"...those aren't songs, you just make them up.
personally i think gor is allright as far as he goes, although i'm not looking to him as some kind of "nor serount" musical savior...bambir sings with a weird ass accent that sounds like theyre copying the vocals of american hard rock groups. and gor is a copy of american folk style, even if he has an armenian twist. i showed his music to some girls from armenia and they were like "this is completely bluegrass" (they meant american folk, bluegrass is actually different, but i knew what they meant).
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:16 AM
Legally they can't use the "Scotch" on the bottle, but than again I'm asking too much!
Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:52 PM
nice song but Jrahars ?? en el Jrahars Sirelis ?? inchvor mi ban sxal e bats yes el chgitem inch
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