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Armenian Folk Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This article deals with the Soviet impact on Armenian folk music during and after Soviet rule in Armenia. It should be noted that ‘folk’ music, in this context, was often performed by experts and distributed through commercial recordings...

Rabiz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Rabiz is a late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century song genre that is very popular among youth in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. It embraces a range of styles with a particular emphasis on pop ballad and rap styles, with lyrics...

Armenian Duduk Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Armenian duduk (or tsiranapohk ‘apricot tree pipe’) is one of the oldest double reed aerophones in the world, dating back to 1000 BC. The duduk is perhaps, organologically speaking, the only ‘true’ Armenian instrument that has...

Armenia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,991,360 (2004) The republic of Armenia is a small landlocked country of 11,000 sq miles (28,200 sq km) in Southwest Asia. It is bordered by Georgia to the north, Turkey to the west, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran...

Cities

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Yerevan Population: 1,281,000 (1999) Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. The beauty of the city has long been the subject of the most well-known songs in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. While Armenia...