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Armenian revolutionary songs

Armenian Revolutionary Songs (Armenian: Հայ Յեղափոխական Երգեր) are songs that promote Armenian patriotism.

History

The Armenian revolutionary movement; initially led by the Social Democrat Hunchak Party (1887) and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (1890), took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This was caused by years of oppression from the Ottoman Empire, especially under the rule of sultan Abdul Hamid II. This is the time period when Armenians began demanding their most basic rights and defending Armenian towns from Ottoman oppression. Certain armed Armenian patriotic groups formed to fight the Turkish oppression and defend Armenian towns from kurdish mercenaries. These volunteer fighters were called fedayees. These fedayees were successful in defending Armenian locals which made them gain popular support and elevate them to hero status. This environment was thus ideal for the development of Armenian patriotic songs to support these freedom fighters.

Meaning

Most of them tell the stories of individual fedayees who confronted the Turkish onslaught. They also talk about historical battles, successful guerilla operations, heroic deaths, genocide among other sensitive topics. They are generally heard at Armenian gatherings. It is also a way to educate the Armenian populace about their history through the songs.

Armenian revolutionary songs are very popular among the youth of the Armenian diaspora.

Some Armenian revolutionary songs

  • Adanayi Godoradzuh
  • Aksori Yerkuh
  • Akhbers Ou Yess
  • Antranigi Yerkuh (Tashnagtsagan Khoomp)
  • Artyok Over En
  • Aryunod Trosh
  • Asbedagan Sev Sadanan
  • Baderazm Ek Knoum
  • Barzeer Aghpyur
  • Bedros Seremdjiani Hishadagin
  • Dgherk, Chan Dgherk
  • Dour Tzerkt Unger
  • Gharapaghi Azadootian Mardigner
  • Hajno Goyamarte
  • Hayots Mardigner
  • Hampereh, Hokees, Hampereh (Odaroutiun)
  • Hye Fedayeek
  • Hunchagian Enk Menk
  • Garegin Njdehi Hishadagin
  • Kedashen
  • Kevork Chavoush
  • Kini Lits
  • Leran Lanchin
  • Lisbon 5 Dghots Yerkuh
  • Menk Angeghdz Zinvor Enk
  • Menk Bid Zohvink
  • Mer Hayrenik
  • Mshag Panvor
  • Papken Suniyi Hishadagin (Bank Ottoman)
  • Serop Pashayi Yerkuh
  • Seropin Yev Soseyin Yerkuh
  • Troyi Hishadagin
  • Tsayn Muh Hnchets
  • Yelek Hayer
  • Yerk Sarkis Gougouniani
  • Yergar Mdatzoum
  • Zeitountsiner

Famous Armenian Revolutionary Singers include Karnig Sarkissian, George Tutunjian, Nersik Ispirian, Harout Pamboukjian, Berj Nakkashian, Samuel Vartanian, among others.

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