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March 03/23/22, 2022
Homage to Sergei Parajanov and Sayat Nova Dear friends, colleagues, musicians and music lovers,I want to thank you all, to inspire me with your great appreciation. A song that I recorded many years ago became one of your favorites! 'Yis Ku Khimetn Chim Gidi', the folk-rock cover of a love ballad by XVIII c. bard Sayat-Nova, was and is in the Top 40 for many consecutive months, so I decided to make a video of this song.
Few of you might know that the hero of the famous movie 'The Color of Pomegranates' of Sergei Parajanov is the very same Sayat-Nova- the famous Armenian bard from 18th century!
I edited a video, using magnificent visuals from this cinematic masterpiece, and also added some more frames from Polish-British producer-filmmaker Daniel Bird's installation from unused footage from 'The Color of Pomegranates'. This installation called 'Temple of Cinema' was held in Yerevan, in 2019.
Thanks again and enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxgmhbAXFj8

Ps.I am often asked about the lyrics... ET VOILA!
Don’t know how precious you are,
Like a gem you are,
The one who sees you, becomes like Majnun,
In the image of Layla you are.
Sayat-Nova, 18th cc.
Յիս քու ղիմէթըն չիմ գիդի`
Ջավահիր քարի նըման իս.
Տեսնողին Մէջլում կու շինիս`
Լէյլու դիդարի նըման իս:
Սայաթ-Նովա, XVIIIդ.