A new “Hay Hogin” (“Armenian Soul”) song and video clip were released today, 20 September 2020. The music to the piece was written to the lyrics of the late Armenian poet, Mushegh Iskhan, by a well-known Armenian composer, Armenuhi Karapetyan. The project developed by the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association brought together 27 outstanding Armenian musicians, singers and vocalists from 17 countries in the world. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions recordings were partially made at artists’ places of residence. We are happy to say that one of the vocalists invited to participate in the project was Sar Sargsyan. Enjoy the new song (click here)!
Here it is – a new song by Sar Sargsyan. This time Sar is singing “I know I wasn’t for you” (Wiem, że nie byłem dla Ciebie), by well-known Polish artists: Władysław Eiger, who composed the music, and Zenon Friedwald, Joanna Kucharczyk who wrote the lyrics.
This is the second piece sung by Sar in Polish, plus it boasts a wonderful new arrangement by the renowned Armenian musician and composer, Alexandra Maghakyan. The score features the manjut (which translates as “Manuk’s violin”). Similar to the piccolo cello, the instrument has a unique form with no other comparison in the world. It has five strings and features the golden patterns of various classical and national string instruments. The manjut fragment is played by the creator of the instrument and an outstanding Armenian musician, Manuk Harutyunyan, who also developed many other Armenian folk instruments. Mixing and mastering was performed by Miqayael Margaryan. The vocal recording was made at Delphy Records in Warsaw, and the duduk recording was made at MI-Production in Yerevan.
We are extremely grateful to all those in Armenia and Poland who made this recording possible, and who supported Sar throughout the process.
Listen to Sar's first interview in Polish on the TOK FM radio. The evening program "Los Polandos: Armenian point of view" was aired on November 19, 2019 and hosted by Paweł Sulik. Read more ...