Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Hachig Kazarian Ensemble|
Armenia Armenia: Armenian Songs & Dances
Genre: World Music
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A classic! Buy this CD. Your Grandpa will thank you! ;-)
Mr X | 09/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hachig Kazarian's "Armenia Armenia" is just a fantastic album for any fan of Armenian music. I wish that Monitor Records would re-release more of their Armenian music catalog from the same period as this album. There were some great recordings made back then, and my vinyl copies (that I inherited from my grandpa's collection) are in pretty bad shape.
With regards to the reviewer that says, "My grandfather is probably turning in his grave", I would like to say that I am 100% Armenian, and MY grandfather LOVED this album (and so do I). He immigrated from Armenia, and this album was one of his favorites. It was a standard at our family get-togethers.
I'll often play this CD at Armenian functions (picnics, fraternity functions, etc.) and people always want to know where they can get a copy of the album. I've never heard a bad comment about it.
As for the comment, "This type of music would never be heard in Armenia", my response is... so what! All of the musicians on the album are Armenian and the songs are great. That's Hye (Armenian) enough for me!"