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'Qamin Zana': A cheeky folk tune for the ages

“The Essential” DJ Sammy Flash

June 15, 2018


By Lilly Torosyan


'Qamin Zana': A cheeky folk tune for the ages

If pop vocals and ethno-jazz aren’t really your style, check out LA-based DJ Sammy Flash’s (Samvel Khachoyan) progressive remix of this beloved classic from the 1973 Soviet film, "Tghamardik" ("Gentlemen").


Ethno folk; house; electronic; dance; remix






The tongue-in-cheek vibe of the video synchs perfectly with "Qamin Zana"’s flirty lyrics. For more catchy club-worthy remakes from this impressive DJ, check out below his house/tech mashup remix of the Sasuntsi folk song, “Nubar,” with Armenian rabiz singer, Artash Asatryan.

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  • Another noteworthy cover of "Qamin Zana" is by the ethnic jazz/folk fusion band, Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends. The band is known for being among the first to use the tar (a string instrument commonly used in the Caucasus and Iran) outside of the traditional folk arena, incorporating it with Western jazz, rock, and funk. The result is an eclectic sound that is simultaneously modern and traditional. Their live cover version of "Qamin Zana" does not disappoint. Check it out below.


  • "Qamin Zana" by DJ Sammy Flash

    Video: Sammy Flash official YouTube page

  • "Qamin Zana" by Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends

    Video: COOB Media YouTube page

  • "Nubar" by DJ Sammy Flash ft. Artash Asatryan

    Video: Sammy Flash official YouTube page

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