Monday, 5 August 2013

Sayat- Nova, Poet, Singer & Songwriter

Sayat- Nova, Poet, Singer & Songwriter

 Sayat-Nova (საიათ-ნოვა) Poet, folk singer- songwriter, was born in Georgia/Tbilisi,
 (14 June 1712, -  22 September 1795)..

 Sayat-Nova   wrote deep romantic & philosophical poetry..,


 His mother, Sara also was born in Tbilisi, and his father, Karapet....
 He was skilled in writing poetry, singing, and playing the kamancheh.
He performed in the court of Heraclius II (king of Georgia), where he also worked as a diplomat and, apparently, helped forge an alliance between Georgia, Armenia and Shirvan against the Persian Empire.
He lost his position at court when he fell in love with the king's daughter, and spent the rest of his life as an itinerant bard...
In 1795 he was killed in Haghpat Monastery by the army of Agha Mohammed Khan, and is buried at the Cathedral of Saint George, Tbilisi.


 Nearly 220 songs can be attributed to Sayat-Nova, although he may have written thousands more. Most of his extant songs are in Armenian, Georgian, Azeri Turkic and Persian...

A number of them are sung to this day. He was also fluent in Arabic....

Sayat- Nova's considered by many to be the greatest ashik  that ever lived in the Georgia, Tbilisi..

 And after film "Sayat Nova" (The Color of Pomegranates)  directed by Sergei Parajanov in 1968  (who also was born in Georgia,  lived in Georgia and died in Georgia)  - which was banned in the Soviet Union,  follows the poet's path from his childhood wool-dying days to his role as a courtier and finally his life as a monk....

It was released in the United States under the title The Color of Pomegranates...
Sayat Nova (The Color of Pomegranates) is one of the greatest masterpieces of cinema. . .
It is not so much a biography or poetry of Sayat Nova but a series of tableaux of Armenian & Georgian costume, embroidery and religious ritual interspersed with scenes and verses from the poet's life...
Sayat Nova's very popular in Georgia  and also In Caucasus....

  Although he lived his entire life in a deeply religious society, his folk - poems are mostly secular and full of romantic expressionism...

 A book on his life and work by Charles Dowsett was published in 1997 titled Sayat'-Nova: An 18th-century Troubadour: A Biographical & Literary Study...
   We know biography about Sayat- Nova, nobody regret all, but despite this some Armenian  people said that;  Sayat- Nova was "Armenian Poet" that "He was/is part "Armenian culture"...
 I don't agree and Why?..
  Because Sayat- Nova was born in Georgia/Tbilisi, His mother; Sara also was born in Tbilisi, (Georgia) and Sayat- Nova his life - time share Georgian culture he was/is part Georgian culture's history...
Also for me, is very Georgian man, but not Armenian...
Also nobody regret that;  Sayat- Nova  was killed in Haghpat Monastery by the army of Agha Mohammed Khan, (17950 and he was buried at the Cathedral of Saint George, in Tbilisi.   agin, In Tbilisi, in georgia, do you understand what I mean, what history and  biography said?..  He was born in Georgia, lived In Georgia, died in Georgia... And sorry but; how he was Armenian,?  Sayat- Nova is  a Georgian..  He was and is  Georgian culture,  and I love he..
Andalso  the film "Sayat Nova" (The Color of Pomegranates) by Sergei Parajanov (who also was born in Georgia, lived in Georgia and died in Georgia) Also sergo parajanovi is mine like a Sayat- Nova.. Also Yuri Mechitovi.. This trangle
- 3 person ( Sayat- Nova, Sergei Parajanov  & Yuri Mechitovi. is  my holy triangle, They are  mine. they are in my heart..  And you can't stole me, ;D
Love you  Armenian people, love you all people.. Just i love the truth... first truth,  honest...
Peace & Love
(Sopiko Chiaureli, In film; 'Sayat Nova')



( Sergei Parajanov In Gerogia, Tbilisi, (Old Tbilisi, Photo; by Yuri Mechitov)


Sergei Parajanov 


Sayat- Nova



 Georgia/ Tbilisi , memorial day about Tbilisi's ashoog and poet Sayat Nova, 2011

K. S
(UK)
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