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Songs and Dances of Armenia

Various Artists
Songs and Dances of Armenia

Songs and Dances of Armenia is a collection of Armenian folk songs, love songs, and folk dances recorded in Armenia for Folkways Records and originally released in 1952. Several different artists and ensembles perform; the dances feature some call-and-response lines and other vocal parts to sing along. The music is played using traditional Armenian instruments like the tar, saz, and kemancha. The liner notes include the Armenian lyrics, transliterated lyrics, and English translations.

Track Listing

101
Toi Nergiz (Dance Song) T. Altunian and ensemble 1:57
102
Inch Inch Assem (Love Song) V. Saakian and the Gusan Vocal Ensemble 2:49
103
Lepo-Le-Le (Dance Song) T. Altunian and ensemble 2:18
104
Gezals Khrove (Folk Song) S. Mkrtchian with folk instrumental ensemble 2:27
201
Akhalkalaki (Dance Song) L. Madolan, G. Giurjan, and M. Oganesian 2:43
202
Shalakho (Dance Song) L. Madolan, G. Giurjan, and M. Oganesian 3:00
203
Armenian Roundelays A. Merangulian with folk instrumental ensemble 2:55
204
Shiraki Gevondi (Folk Dance) Shirak Roundelays and A. Merangulian 3:09

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