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Dinkjian, Onnik / Many Sides Of Onnik, The
Album:Many Sides Of Onnik, The Collection:World
Artist:Dinkjian, Onnik Added:03/2011
Label:Krikor Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-03 Pull Date:2011-06-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:29 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 28, 2012:Mediterraneans
Haveh Gorav
4.May 26, 2011:Mediterraneans
Yardile/Karnan Dzaghig/Anoughig Aghchig Medley
2.Jan 05, 2012:Mediterraneans
Yardile/Karnan Dzaghig/Anoughig Aghchig Medley
5.May 23, 2011:Trainee Special
Haveh Gorav
3.Dec 22, 2011:Mediterraneans
Haveh Gorav
6.Apr 21, 2011:Mediterraneans
Haveh Gorav

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2011-03-24 
Onnik Dinkjian, The Many Sides of Onnik (Krikor Music, 2009)
Reviewed by Abu Ramses


Classic Armenian folk dance and love songs, some in the Dikranagerd dialect. Onnik’s son, Ara Dinkjian, on oud, çumbuş, guitars, & keyboards; Arto Tuncboyaciyan on percussion; Harold Hagopian on violin and kanun.

Try 1, 5, 7

1. Yardile/Karnan Dzaghig/Anoughig Aghchig medley – Begins with African-sounding percussion, then strings, then Onnik and chorus, driving tempo all the way through – 5:22
2. Yar Ko Parag/Bingeol medley - Slow, romantic, melody. Onnik sings solo - 6:47
3. Azadoutiun – Slow, eerie, instrumental drone with solo voice to 2:05; then beat picks up, & percussion, kanun, oud & çumbuş join in - 5:30
4. Hele Hele/Dikranagerd Halay medley – Spoken word back and forth to :50; then mid- to up tempo, full ensemble, solo voice & solo çumbuş breaks - 8:22
5. Aghmougi – Another spoken word intro, much shorter than 4; then driving percussion and solo voice throughout; full ensemble on breaks - 4:23
6. Hoy Nazan – Can’t hear much until :10, then upbeat Kanun & vocal solo- 4:12
7. Haveh Gorav – Rooster & upbeat intro with full ensemble. Perhaps a rural song (pardon my Armenian). Typical eastern Anatolian sound – 3:56
8. Mer Nvakoghneroun/Weekend Yerk medley – No real sound until :30, so won’t work for the radio - 5:37
9. Groung – Slow bass drone and dramatic, violin-led ensemble to 1:40; then operatic style plaintive vocal comes in - 6:28

Track Listing
1.Yardile/Karnan Dzaghig/Anoughig Aghchig Medley 5.Aghmougi
2.Yar Ko Parag/Bingeol Medley 6.Hoy Nazan
3.Azadoutiun 7.Haveh Gorav
4.Hele Hele/Dikranagerd Halay Medley 8.Mer Nvakoghneroun/Weekend Yerk Medley