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Armenian “Bad Romance”

Jim Burroway

November 9th, 2011

Responding to today’s Daily Agenda, a friend of mine sent me this video. He says it begins with a traditional Armenian dirge accompanied by a duduk, a traditional wind instrument, for about the first minute and forty-five seconds. And then suddenly….

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I have a feeling there are a million of these out there.

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Steve in MI
November 9th, 2011 | LINK

Most. Awesome. Video. EVER!!!!

Regan DuCasse
November 9th, 2011 | LINK

Oh my, what a hoot! I went to two different small Armenian events. One was celebrating theater in East Hollywood at the Fountain Theater, which included performances about gay teenagers. They featured a similar performance with a duduk and three young singers with gorgeous voices. The music itself brought me and several other members of the audience to tears it was beautiful. Two of the plays were in the Armenian language (amazingly I could follow it the acting was so superb), and two were in English.
Another event (gay Armenians and their straight allies), and two guys and a girl played the duduk, and I still can’t get over how beautiful it was. Or the 2 male belly dancers who performed as well.

Here’s what I firmly and will always believe, those who play music and those who love it, can transcend all kinds of difficulty and conflict with music.
If I were a rich woman, I’d build arts academies wherever traditional enemies have been. Where all would be welcome, and all participate for reasons of peace through the arts.

I saw a clip of a Chinese women’s choir singing this same song, and that an Armenian show did as well proves the scope of how music reaches, teaches and brings joy where we need it most.

TampaZeke
November 9th, 2011 | LINK

Sexiest sounding version of Bad Romance EVER! I absolutely love the Arabic/Armenian sound.

And the bad dancing Armeni-Nerd/Geek singers were adorable.

Reed Boyer
November 10th, 2011 | LINK

Oh . . . good . . . LORD! What a thing to see first thing in the morning.

I almost snorted coffee out my nose while dancing in my chair.

Roger
November 10th, 2011 | LINK

Armenially FABULOUS!! whatever that would be!! totally loved

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