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born: 1712
died: 1795
country: Armenia

Sayat-Nova, or ‘King of Songs’, is the name given to Harutyun Sayatyan: a poet, singer and kamancheh player, who performed in the court of Heraclius II of Georgia. About 220 songs can be attributed to Sayat-Nova—although he may have written thousands more—and these songs are still sung today. Most of his exisiting songs are in Armenian; the remainder are in Azeri Turkish and Georgian. Sayat-Nova is officially recognized as Armenia’s greatest gusan, or folk singer-songwriter.


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