Armen Chakmakjian

Posts Tagged ‘Armenian Music’

The Armenian National Anthem

In Armenia on June 20, 2009 at 1:54 am

sung by the students of St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School of Watertown, MA Tonight was the graduation ceremonies for my nephew and their rendition of “mer hayrenik” was quite moving so I thought I’d share it.

Ethnic Mashups…A Mariachi Band Plays Armenian Traditional Dance Music…

In Music on February 1, 2009 at 4:49 am

I like ethnic mashups.   Chinese guys who speak Armenian,   Dr. Suess’ Grinch who stole Xmas in Latin, Umberto Eco poking fun at Jorge Luis Borges in “The Name of the Rose” by making the blind head of the Library.   Here’s a new one.   A Mariachi Band from America playing in Armenia, playing a typical line dancing Armenian song in the Mariachi style.  

The funny thing about this one is that to some people, the combination of Mariachi and Armenian sounds like the 1960’s-1970’s Turkish Pop songs that my mother listened to when I was young when the singer warbles his voice in a certain way.