'Kele Lao': Let’s go home
Zulal Folk Trio
June 15, 2018
Hear the soothing voices of Zulal Folk Trio capture the essence of this beautiful folk tune.
Ethno folk; soothing; a cappella
Longing for the lost lands of Western Armenia is a common motif in Armenian music. Our folk tradition is rife with references—both literal and figurative—of the villages and towns where Armenians prospered for centuries but have almost ceased to exist. The song, "Kele Lao," (meaning “Come Hither, Child” in the Sasuntsi dialect) is one example. The singer calls for his/her child, so that they may return together to mr erkir (“our homeland”) of Sasun.
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Full Translation (by us)
*A fruit found in the lush fields of Mush and mountains of Sasun.
** Birds native to the Armenian Highlands.
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