Culture 16:48 03/06/2011

Sibil Pektorosoglu took Istanbul by her Armenian song

 Turkish Armenian singer Sibil Pektorosoglu has performed a poem by renowned Armenian writer Hovhannes Shiraz called “Letter” and attracted thousands of Turkish and Armenian fans.

Sibil, who is of Armenian origin, was born in Istanbul and lives there. The song has a video which is being televised by Turkish leading musical TV stations and aired in Istanbul.

Armenian singer has had an exclusive interview with “Ermenihaber.am” news website.

“I started from St. Vardanants choir. I remember Armenian songs and music happened little in Turkey, thus I entered the choir in order not to starve for Armenian music. The choir has had a great contribution in the development of my singing,” Sibil says.
Last year the singer released an album called “Sibil”, where some Armenian songs, including “Ter voghormya”, “Cilicia”, “Letter” could be found.

“This album is the dream of my life. I’ve always dreamed to release an Armenian album. Due to my relatives, I managed to implement my dream.”

To the question if she has any problems in Turkey because of her Armenian origin, Sibil says; “I’ve not had any yet. When the video was produced, it was positively assessed. Many people say they listen to Armenian music.”

Sibil says many listen to “Letter” by Hovhannes Shiraz, though they say they don’t understand a single word.

“When we were working on the video, the staff was singing that song. People asked the song written in Latin letters in order they could sing it with me.”

This talented Armenian singer visited Armenia in 2001. She has planned to visit our country again and to stage for her Armenian fans.



Source Panorama.am
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