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    Watch: Tigran Hamasyan Releases Video for "37 Newlyweds" From "The Call Within"

    Pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, The Call Within, was released on Nonesuch Records in August, has released a new video for the album track "37 Newlyweds," which you can watch below. The video was directed by Hayk Matevosyan, with cinematography by Justin Richards. Hamasyan says: "This song is dedicated to 37 Armenian newlywed couples from 37 villages who, in 1918, put on black tunics, marked their foreheads red, got on their white horses, and rode into the battle to fight the Ottoman army."

    For the song "37 Newlyweds," Hamasyan has taken the lyrics from two different Armenian folk songs and set them to a new melody he has composed. The lyrics and English translation are as follows:

    Սարիցը պաղ քամին փչեց,
    Վառվում եմ, վառվում,
    Վառ կրակ դառնում։
    Ամպել ա կամար, կամար,
    Ես կմեռնիմ քեզի համար։

    The cold wind blew from the mountain,
    I am burning, burning,
    Turning into a bright fire.
    It has turned clouded as if arch after arch,
    I will die for you.

    Tigran Hamasyan has helped establish a fundraising effort to help those affected by events currently taking place in Artsakh; you can donate here.

    On The Call Within, Hamasyan performs ten original compositions, with Evan Marien on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums. Produced by Hamasyan, the album is a journey into his dreamlike inner world, taking inspiration from his interest in maps from different eras, poetry, Armenian folk stories, astrology, geometry, ancient Armenian design, rock carvings, and cinematography, and creating what Record Collector calls "a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound." Jazzwise exclaims: "An exceptional recording for exceptional times."

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Watch: Tigran Hamasyan Releases Video for "37 Newlyweds" From "The Call Within"

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Tigran Hamasyan has released a new video for the song "37 Newlyweds," from his new album, The Call Within, which you can watch here. The video was directed by Hayk Matevosyan. Hamasyan says: "This song is dedicated to 37 Armenian newlywed couples from 37 villages who, in 1918, put on black tunics, marked their foreheads red, got on their white horses, and rode into the battle to fight the Ottoman army." He has established a fundraising effort to help those affected by events currently taking place in Artsakh.

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Pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, The Call Within, was released on Nonesuch Records in August, has released a new video for the album track "37 Newlyweds," which you can watch below. The video was directed by Hayk Matevosyan, with cinematography by Justin Richards. Hamasyan says: "This song is dedicated to 37 Armenian newlywed couples from 37 villages who, in 1918, put on black tunics, marked their foreheads red, got on their white horses, and rode into the battle to fight the Ottoman army."

For the song "37 Newlyweds," Hamasyan has taken the lyrics from two different Armenian folk songs and set them to a new melody he has composed. The lyrics and English translation are as follows:

Սարիցը պաղ քամին փչեց,
Վառվում եմ, վառվում,
Վառ կրակ դառնում։
Ամպել ա կամար, կամար,
Ես կմեռնիմ քեզի համար։

The cold wind blew from the mountain,
I am burning, burning,
Turning into a bright fire.
It has turned clouded as if arch after arch,
I will die for you.

Tigran Hamasyan has helped establish a fundraising effort to help those affected by events currently taking place in Artsakh; you can donate here.

On The Call Within, Hamasyan performs ten original compositions, with Evan Marien on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums. Produced by Hamasyan, the album is a journey into his dreamlike inner world, taking inspiration from his interest in maps from different eras, poetry, Armenian folk stories, astrology, geometry, ancient Armenian design, rock carvings, and cinematography, and creating what Record Collector calls "a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound." Jazzwise exclaims: "An exceptional recording for exceptional times."

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Tigran Hamasyan: "37 Newlyweds" [video]

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