Hailing from Gyumri in Armenia, members of The Bambir hesitate to put labels on their music. Instead, they jokingly refer to their sound as “a folky situation.” The group’s history spans several decades and generations, with over 50 members crossing its path at one time or another. This video for “Khio” was released a week ago under the caption, “For those of you who haven’t seen Armenia, this is what our sunsets look like.”
The band looks forward to releasing six new songs and accompanying music videos in early May. All self-engineered and produced form their home studio in Tsorakhpur. And as always faithful to their organic roots that start with Jag Barseghyan, father of the band’s current guitarist, Narek, whom they lovingly refer to as their mentor and teacher since their childhoods.
In the meantime, enjoy Armenia’s breathtaking scenery – an appropriate setting for The Bambir’s music, as the pulsing rhythms and modal harmonies evoke a bond with not only Armenia’s culture, but its physical spaces.