Armenia music is quite a mix of many cultures. Armenian music is quite unique because of its own typical instruments mixed with that of European, Iranian and Turkish music.
The vocal works in this music is articulated on the lines of European music. Armenian music is a wonderful amalgamation of traditional folk songs, classical music and celestial music. Famous Armenian music artists are; Komitas, Avet Terterian, The Duduk, Anna Mayillian, Kamantcha and Armenian Music Assembly. These artists have a special place in the Armenian music world. Komitas is known as the father of Armenian music. A supremely talented compositor, he is credited to reveal Armenian musical notation which was on the brink of extinction. Even after his death in 1935, he is still remembered by Armenian people. Avet Terterian is another famous pioneer in the world of Armenian music.
His compositions gave a complete new dimension to the music of Armenia.
Anna Mayillian is a modern day singer and is extremely popular in this part of the world. Her singing capabilities have a complete generation swinging on her tunes. Other famous singers are; Hakob Halatian, Zaruhi Babaian, Armeni, Christine Pepelyan, Ara Martirosyan, Papin Pogosyan, Hasmik Leyloyan, Leyla Saribekyan, Alla Levonian, Gagik Yepremyan, Baghdasar Harutyunyan, Martin Aharonyan, Ruben Kosemyan, Art Mokatz to name a few.
Directory of Armenian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Armenian songs, new releases, free Armenian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Armenian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
littlearmenia’s shop for music – Enjoy the mystical sounds from Armenian culture. Gathered here are selections exploring not only the traditional sounds of Armenia, but also the exciting melodies of contemporary Armenian musicians. Includes Music for Children – entertain and educate your child with Armenian Music CDs and videos!
eroica.com/ Offers the latest music cds of very good quality good prices. Has a variety cds to offer from crystal cds to musically speaking cds. It also recommends other sites for musically inclined people.
medieval.org/– Gives one information about the roots of armenian music, explains the origin and how it has evolved from the medieval ages. Music CDS also available.
cdbaby Offers so much variety that one would be confused on picking only a single category. There is something for everyone from rural to electronic, from folk music to metal music, from gospel songs to pop music.