Song 2: "Doni Yar”

Zulal perform and present the song with on screen lyrics.

Full lyrics and detailed lesson plans are available from

Carnegie Hall Education (scroll down for link).

The video is from lesson 1.

Lesson 2 includes singing, lyrics, actions

and dancing for the song “Tamzara”.


Oud: Ara Dinkjian


Video streaming from Vimeo


Transliteration of chorus:


Doni, doni, doni yaruh

Hele don, don e yar

Doni, doni, doni yaruh

Hele don, don e yar


ZULAL - 2 SONGS FROM ARMENIA

Zulal Acappella Trio

Teni Apelian, Yeraz Markarian and Anaïs Tekerian.


Song 1: "Zinch oo Zinch Dam?" “What Oh What Shall I Give?”

WFMU, Golden Festival (curators) recorded live at the 2015 GOLDEN FESTIVAL on February 12th, 2015


Zulal are an Armenian Folk Trio…    

“We take traditional Armenian folk melodies and

arrange them ourselves in 3 part harmony.


A girl sees a very handsome swimmer in the river. She drops her barrette into the water and says ‘Please will you retrieve it for me?’


And he says  ‘Well...     What are you going to give me in return?’

She offers her veil, then her belt, then her shirt. But it is finally a moonlit kiss which convinces him, and the barrette is returned.”


Lyrics on the video are adapted from the version by Kara Murza


Audio from Free Music Archive, with Creative Commons

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License

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English Translation:


My sweetheart, lost in thought,

Don your outfit, it’s a celebration, sweetheart

My sweetheart, lost in thought,

Don your outfit, it’s a celebration, sweetheart