NVAIR means ‘gift’ in Armenian.
Raised in a home bursting with Armenian culture Nvair has been performing traditional Armenian song and dance with her family since childhood and she continues in that vein.
“Throughout my life I return to the joyful spirit of Armenian song and dance time and time, again. I’ve found it’s now even sweeter when I sing with my daughters as I once did with my mother. I so enjoy sharing and perpetuating our rich Armenian heritage with children of all ages, from all different backgrounds.”
Since 2001, Nvair has released three children’s CDs in Armenian, (2Mayrer, Donadzar and Ari Mer Doon). Each has been nominated for an Armenian Music Award in the category of Best Children’s Album in its respective year. Donadzar was awarded a Big Apple Armenian Music Awards 2003 in Best Children’s Album category.
With the opening of hearth and home to family and friends, the exceptional hospitality of Armenians is well known. Through her songs, Nvair opens the doors of her HYE family (hye means Armenian in Armenian) and welcomes the listener with song, dance and merriment. Many fans in the US and Canada have enjoyed her interactive bi-lingual concerts for children and their families.
For Nvair, storytelling, song and dance is an integral part of life. Born to an Armenian family of writers, actors and village performers, Nvair continues in the family tradition by sharing her rich Western-Armenian heritage. As she says, “Bring a bit of our home into your home, kick up your heels, throw back your head, sing-a-long and dance-a-long with your HYEfamily friends!”