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Aram Tîgran

Born: August 23 2017

Aram Tîgran

Aram Tigran (Armenian: Արամ Տիգրան) or Aramê Dîkran (Kurdish rendering from Western Armenian), born Aram Melikyan (Armenian: Արամ Մէլիքեան), (1934 – 8 August 2009) was a contemporary Armenian singer who sang primarily in Kurdish. Among Assyrians in Qamishli he was known as Aram Dikran.

Tigran was born in Qamishli in northeastern Syria to a family originally from Diyarbakır, Turkey. After finishing ninth grade, he concentrated his efforts on learning music and playing Oud and by the age of twenty years, he was singing in four languages: Kurdish, Arabic, Syriac and Armenian. He is considered among the best of contemporary Kurdish singers and musicians. He recorded 230 songs in Kurdish, 150 in Arabic, 10 in Syriac, 8 in Greek.

Tigran died in Athens on August 8, 2009. Tigran wanted to be buried in Diyarbakır in Turkey, but the Turkish authorities refused this request.

He had three brothers and two sisters.
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