6-year old Armenian boy sings at a wedding in Moscow

The song is typical “Rabis” – a type of music originated in Soviet types. The “RabIs” – is derived from “Rabocheye Isskustvo” – working art. Certainly it’s far from my classification of ‘art’ or ‘music’.
The sad thing about this video is that the 6-year old kid sings ‘I’ve become a grandfather’.  What an unbecoming song for the little one. And who on earth though of teaching the little one this ‘qyartu’, ugly song?

Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant


  1. I do mind the “rabiz” part of it but the truth is this child is a prodigy and has an absolutely perfect musical ear, complete with understanding of rythm, tones and color of voice necessary for such a song. I’d promote this kid from this age.

    1. Heck, he’s a better entertainer than a lot of the ‘stars’ you come across in the Armenian entertainment market. And it’s not even the cuteness factor of a little kid.

  2. There is absolutely nothing wrong with rabiz. It’s actually a genre of music that the Armenians can successfully export to the other cultures.

  3. He’s straining his voice and it’s going to be useless for singing by the time he’s twenty.

  4. In Bulgaria as well, such kind of ‘rabiz’ music exists, called Chalga. Common people are normally in favor of such music. Many nowadays tend to jazzification and rockification which is buy no means bad, if not excellent, but rabiz and chalga are still there, entertaining various…
    ‘Chalga (Чалга) is the most common word, used for identifying the Pop folk in Bulgaria , incorporating a blend of Bulgarian, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, and Roma (Gypsy) influences, as well as motifs from even flamenco and klezmer music. It is known for repeating musical themes and dance rhythms and its style of dancing called kyuchek in Bulgarian’ (Wikip.)

  5. Artur jan,
    I think the kid is really cool))
    Rabiz is a part of us man, get on with it)))

    1. True, you can’t have a nice Armenian party without rabiz.

    2. I said – I don’t like the fact, that the kid is singing: ‘I’ve become a grandfather’.
      And yes – I don’t like Rabiz. I mean – I really don’t.

      1. You’re allowed. There’s no accounting for tastes–literally 🙂

        1. Thanx Ani for letting me have my way :)))

  6. The words “I have become a grandpa” is the smallest problem. The problem is the fucked-up culture of those adults who are seen to happily smile and clap at the “cool” and “macho” antics of the poor kid.
    I don’t know about a “grandpa” but an asshole like those adults this kid will become with 90% probability…

  7. To me the disgusting part is literally pouring money on the kid. It’s really disgusting.

    1. Yeah, that was pretty bad.

  8. The only really serious problem I see here is that the boy sings the “Papik” song instead of Spitaktsi Hayko’s masterpiece “Patrontash!” :)))

  9. Not that I’m impressed a lot, but this is a lot more than I expected when I found a link on Digg telling that the info here is awesome. Thanks.

  10. Hmm, now we have spammers with LinkedIn profiles…

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