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'Lily': A song about a girl from Sasun

Armenoids

June 15, 2018

Music

By Lilly Torosyan

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'Lily': A song about a girl from Sasun

This fun folk song in the melodious Sasuntsi dialect will have you up and dancing in no time.

Genre

Ethno folk; house; rap; hip hop

Released

2007

Location

Armenia; Sasun

Duration

4:43

Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdbk7Zu9UQ0

When I first heard "Lily" as a pre-teenager, I hated it. Not the song, but the fact that it was used to tease me—being a Sasuntsi girl named Lilly, I was an easy target for unwanted serenades. (As a side note, I have since grown to love the melody and the fun lyrics.)

"Progressive folk" duo, Armenoids, released a version with Gata Band’s Andranik Manukyan a decade ago. The addition of English rap lyrics and house beats makes this one of the more 21st-century interpretations of this folk standard.

Liked this? Listen to another version

  • New Jersey-based Zulal Folk Trio’s short a cappella rendition below is my personal favorite.
  • Andranik Manukyan’s solo version below is also quite catchy—and probably the most authentic.

Video

  • "Lily" by The Armenoids

    Video: TheARMENOIDS YouTube page

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