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'Msho Gorani': Longing for Mush

The Bambir

June 15, 2018

Music

By Lilly Torosyan

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'Msho Gorani': Longing for Mush

"Msho Gorani," meaning “Longing for Mush,” is a folk song from the gaghtakansemigrants from Western to Eastern Armeniaof Mush. It depicts the burning grief and longing for their exiled lands.

Genre

Ethno folk; rock; contemporary

Released

2005

Location

Armenia; Moush

Duration

4:55

Progressive folk/rock band, The Bambir, featured the song on their album, "The Blind Alley," taking many liberties from the original—at one point, sampling Komitas’ "Qélé Qélé" (another folk song) in the background with a flute and organ, and building up to the chorus using heavy metal intonation.

The song ends with a flock of birds in the background and a deep Johnny Cash-like timbre from the lead vocalist. This is definitely a different spin on this beloved Mshetsi tune.

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