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born: 1827
died: 1857
country: Armenia

Shirin, or ‘Sweet Voice’, is the name given to Hovhannes Karapetian, known for his thriling voice and multi-instrumental talents. As ashugh, or troubadour, he performed in many regions from Yerevan and Tiflis to New Bayazet and Constantinople. Most of his extensive collections of songs are in Armenian, the remainder in Turkish.


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Complete works available for download

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

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