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Teach genocide!Teach genocide! Kurdistan and Hayastan - Hand in Hand: Meryem, the Kurdish singing Armenian

Friday, August 31, 2007

Meryem, the Kurdish singing Armenian

This information has never been revealed before, it is information from Meryem Xan´s own relatives about her heritage.

Meyrem, or Maria as she would be named in west was actual Armenian amoung Kurds.

M
eyrem Xan was adopted during the genocide, Emin Ahmet Aga adopted her
he was from a big and rich family, the family noticed that Meyrem Xan
sang very sadly but still beautiful and also creating her own music,
she was also writing her own lyrics. They heard that her songs
was working on a problem, that she was going through a trauma.

It was common that locals bought a christian orphan children from the Ottoman armies, it can be discussed if it is considered saving the life of a child or not.

Actually "adoption" during the genocide means that someone purchased
a christian child, she was born in the tumults in 1904 and lived
through the genocide as an child and youth.

Meyrem was only singing about the family and her new home, about the mountains,
about their village in Botan (Besîr) - Her singing style was a Besîrî style

A black/white photo of Meyrem.

When the LP technique was modern in all of middle east she went to Armenia and sang
in Denge Erivan and later on in Radio Baghdad where other famous Kurdish artists
had been like Nesrin Serwan, Ayse San and Gulbehar.

She was 45 when she passed away in 1949 in Baghdad, Iraq.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if Meryem was raised as a Christian or forced to convert to Islam?

Anonymous said...

Have you got any document that she was from Armenian and Christian??
Please give me any answer

Baran Mendes said...

Meryem xan öz be öz Kürt tür hakkında yazılanların hepsi yanlıştır. Bütün öz akrabalarını köyünü ve yaşadığı her yeri biliyorum kulaktan dolma bilgilerle insanları boş yere yönlendirmeyiniz...Yakın zamanda gerçek hayatı ve sanatı ile ilgili çıkacak kitapta gerçekleri okursunuz artık.