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'Here's to You, Ararat': Seeing the mountain from 'the other side'

Armenian Navy Band

June 03, 2018

Music

By Lilly Torosyan

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'Here's to You, Ararat': Seeing the mountain from 'the other side'

Grammy Award-winning Turkish-Armenian avant-garde folk artist, Arto Tunçboyaciyan, has been reinventing the modern Armenian folk genre for the past few decades. Though not a cover, the song "Here's To You Ararat," released with his group, the Armenian Navy Band, tells of Arto’s love for Mount Ararat, once in Armenia, now in Turkey.

Genre

Ethno folk; folk jazz; avant-garde folk; world music

Released

2014

Location

Armenia; Turkey

Duration

5:48

Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WaNVxsL6s0 

As a Turkish-raised Armenian now living in Armenia, Arto sings about seeing the sacred mountain from “the other side.” His sweet—almost childlike—innocence and tenderness towards one of the Armenian people’s most sacred symbols is an endearing notion that many Armenians can relate to.

Video

  • "Here's to You, Ararat" by Armenian Navy Band

    Video: Armenian Navy Band YouTube page

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