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By Nanor Mikayelian

Azad-Hye Special

“Only the wicked have no song”

If you believe in this saying, you also believe that every sane human being, either enjoys making music or listens to it, no matter what age or social class he is from.

Armenian musicians in Aleppo too - both professional and amateur - have been listening to, composing and performing music for a long time now; Some had their own CD’s released and some were waiting for an opportunity like this to be heard.

Armenian Tapestry” with both of its releases, created this chance for many to present their music, not only to the Aleppo audience but - thanks to the media - to all Armenians around the globe.

For the second year in a row, Mr. Ardo Hampartsumian - the renowned graphic designer from Aleppo - has successfully launched a second collective CD, entitled “Armenian Tapestry - Two”, which includes a number of contemporary local singers and bands, who presented their latest songs, each with his/her unique style.

Despite the fact that he is a graphic designer by profession, Mr. Ardo is also a zealous listener to music, who came up with the CD idea and succeeded in launching two editions in two years’ time.

As you listen to the tracks, you realize that some singers and bands relied on lyrics and melodies by composers from Armenia, which is an undeniable source for all Diaspora musicians. Some however, were more daring and decided to present their own compositions, and the result of course is a fusion of colors, which together make a contemporary CD that pleases every taste.

“Armenian Tapestry” (One and Two) was distributed for free along with the local Armenian periodical - Kantsasar‘s new year edition (published by the Armenian Prelacy in Aleppo), thus making its way to over 800 Armenian households in Aleppo alone.

The project sponsors are Hrayr Seraydarian and Sons, Panasonic representatives in Aleppo.

As for the mastering, it was completed in “Studio Garo” by the renowned Gomidas band keyboardist - Garo Keklikian.

Both CD’s include 17 tracks and most songs were created especially for this project.

The Azad-Hye team would like to congratulate everyone who participated in making this project possible, in particular, the creator and maker of the CD- Mr. Ardo Hampartsumian.

Tapestry made of music (Link to the Armenian Tapestry One)



Siroum em / Սիրում եմ

Gomidas Band & Hovsep


Oushatsadz Ser / Ուշացած Սէր

Armen Khorozian


Yergou Gatil / Երկու Կաթիլ

Dikran Mouradian


Hairigis Orore / Հայրիկիս Օրօրը

Houry Dora Apartian


Tsouin / Ձիւն

Ramaya Band & Georgig Chirishian


Arachin Bar / Առաջին Պար

Rena Der Khorenian


Pajanoum / Բաժանում

Vrej Sahagian


Mi Kisher / Մի Գիշեր

Anna Harboyan


Tou Ourish es / Դու Ուրիշ ես



Zoulal / Զուլալ

Khoren Arabadjian


Aindegh / Այնտեղ

Hovig Keshishian


Mnatsi Menag / Մնացի Մենակ

Hagop Mgrdichian


Gyaks Ays / Կեանքս Այս

Noushig Mikayelian


Inch Skancheli es / Ի՜նչ Սքանչելի ես

Hampig Hekimian


Yerazner / Երազներ

Mher Minassian


Artnatsir Azk im / Արթնացիր Ա՛զգ իմ

Sako Buduzian


Our ek Dghaner / Ու՞ր էք Տղաներ

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Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (4270 reads), comments: 2
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Posted by Leo Sarkisian on Sunday, September 26, 2010

Parev sireli hairenagitsner: First, my shnorhagalutiunners to all the musicians and composers there...great job for all Armenians.  And my thanks and apprecation for keeping me on your mail list for Azad-Hye.  I'm an ethnomusicologist at the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. and have been a music broadcaster for past five decades.  Thanks again to all of you, Bravo! Keep up the good spirit.

Sirov,  Leo

Posted by talar on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hi Hampig Hekimian? how are you. I love you a lot. You sing different that all. Please send me your email. You know me well. My email: talarhagoupian@yahoo.com


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