Nare Zaqaryan Jazz & Soul Singer From Armenia

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    Nare Zaqaryan is a solo singer and musician from Yerevan in Armenia. She performs publically across the world at many different types of events.

    We spoke to Nare about her music. When talking about the video below she said, “The Armenian people experienced a genocide in 1915, organized by the Turks to exterminate the Armenians, during which 1,500,000 Armenians were killed. And the song “What a wonderful world” was written in memory of the victims of the Vietnam War, and it is very close to my heart, because Armenia and the Armenian people rose again after the genocide. This Song has given me the emotions that I try to keep inside me every day – clear, transparent, sincere. This is my first official video, for which I am happy.”

    Nare, can you tell us about your music and your background?
    “I sing cover songs, mainly jazz and soul, playing myself on the piano, I polyphonic what I sing. And I write music.”

    Have you had any formal musical training?
    “I studied vocal at the Yerevan State College of Culture. I also studied at the Faculty of Culture of the Yerevan State Pedagogical University. I am also a conductor.”

    When did you start playing music?
    “I started singing when I was 5-6 years old.”

    Does anyone else in your family play music?
    “My mom and dad play the guitar and sing. And they are the ones who inspired me.”

    What was your most interesting or memorable moment as a musician?
    “All the performances are special for me. But I got a lot of excitement when I was on a stage with pianist Tigran Hamasyan. I have been singing in the Yerevan State Chamber Choir for 3 years, this is one of the most important achievements of my life.”

    “I play the guitar and I play the Armenian brass instrument SHVI.”

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