Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

Adiss Harmandyan
June 24, 2008, 8:53 pm
Filed under: Armenia


Adiss Harmandyan was from Armenia.

There are not that many records from Armenian other than the traditional classical and / or folk music. This is mainly due to the fact that Armenia was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. And what little pop music that was recorded there was recorded in Russian.

Armenia had a strong influence on the Ethiopian music scene. Most of the state sanctioned bands were comprised of Armenian refugees who had been invited by Emperor Haile Selassie during the Armenian Genocide. But many others left soon after, and setteled in other countries.

Many popular musicans from around the world are of Armenian descent. Most notable being Sylvie Vartan and Charles Aznavour who were popular in France, and Cherilyn Sarkisian (better known as Cher)…

I have not been able to find much information about Adiss Harmandyan, except that he apparently owns a pastry shop in Los Angeles, California and occasionally performs weddings and Armenian cultural festivals around the U.S. and Canada.

Catalog number YD. 45 on Dedefon of Turkey. No other information available.

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adiss harmandyian is a lebanese-armenian singer who launched a musical career as young as 18 years old in lebanon and recorded many albums on voice of stars label from mid 60s ,one of them is a live lp at phonecia hotel in beirut , he left lebanon when the war begun and went to america , considred one of the famous lebanese armenians pre the lebanese war [1975-90]

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