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'Ton Guka': An intoxicating synthesis of sounds

Aratta

June 15, 2018

Music

By Lilly Torosyan

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'Ton Guka': An intoxicating synthesis of sounds

Looking for a sweet folk-jazzy tune that combines traditional instruments with Western brass and strings?

Genre

Ethno folk; folk rock; jazz; mashup; contemporary

Released

2016

Location

Armenia

Duration

5:29

Check out Armo-folk band Aratta’s (mainly) instrumental mashup of "Ton Guka," a folk song from the Shirak region; "Ishakhanapar" ("Dance of the Lords"); and "Dle Yaman," a love song that was collected and transcribed by Komitas, which in recent years has become a hymn for the Armenian Genocide. This synthesis of sounds is incredibly intoxicating—get ready to be put in a sonorous trance!

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