Vaco ~ Armenian Children's Music ~
For the last decade, singer and songwriter Vaco has brought an unprecedented level of vitality to Armenian children's music, and he has done so through a considerable repertoire of original songs. With a silky voice that reflects childhood's innocence, the Lebanese-born Vaco has marked his recordings, in audio and video, with high production values.




Mangagan Ashkharh (Childrens World) - Cassette

The landmark 1989 recording that helped launch Vaco’s career as one of the most original Armenian children’s songwriter/performers working today. With the 10 Armenian songs featured in the Children’s World. Vaco weaves a charming narrative journey through the timeless themes of childhood’s innocence, accompanied by a children’s choir. Included on the audio tape are “ABC”, a playful educational piece on the Armenian alphabet, “The Farm”, “New Year”, “Birthday”, “Lullaby”, “Your Song”, the only non-children’s track on the album, and others. The tape also offers two bonus tracks in playback mode (music only) for sing-along. Comes in a package containing song lyrics and children’s drawings. 3A Productions.

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Chahr Armene (The Mischievous Armen)

Vaco’s 1993 follow-up audio tape was inspired by the birth of his son, Armen. The sense of wonderment and curiosity demonstrated by the new arrival in the family fueled the artist’s’s imagination as never before. The result is The Mischievous Armen, a work of endearing edutainment, with several of the songs introducing young children to their modern surroundings on an upbeat and constructive tone. The eight Armenian and two English-language tracks, with accompaniment from a children’s choir, include “The Four Seasons”, “The Zoo”, “ The Cars”, “Eat Your Mother’s Cooking”, the title song, and others. The album also features two bonus tracks in playback mode (music only) for sing-along. Comes in a package containing song lyrics and children’s drawings. 3A Productions.

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Yerp Yes Medznam (When I Grow Up)

Perhaps’s Vaco’s most inticate work yet, When I Grow Up marks debut performances by the artist’s six-year-old son, Armen. As in Children’s World and The Mischievous Armen, the 10 original compositions (including an English-language track) on When I Grow Up create humorous, enchanting spaces where children are invited to admire the beauty of animals and appreciate the many gifts of Mother Earth by recycling and keeping their “backyards” clean. Songs include “Captain Zoro”, “1 2 3”, an educational piece on numbers, “My House”. “The World” “Song for an Angel”, the title track, and others. Lyrics included. 3A Productions.

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The Adventures of Dodi and Vaco - 123 - VHS Video

Vaco’s latest audiovisual effort, The Adventures of Dodi, Vaco and 1 2 3, follows in the footsteps of the highly successful first Adventures package. Featuring the familiar Dodi the puppet, the new video, released in 1996, takes children and parents alike on a colorful journey of discovery and fun. Through songs and the spoken word, and a generous helping of superimposed video animation and graphics, Vaco and co-writer Stepan partamian help make learning numbers and animal names in Armenian go a long way in family edutainment. The journey includes a birthday party, encounters with the animal kingdom and other natural wonders, where the stress is on keeping the environment clean. 3A productions/Garni Home Video.

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The Adventures of Dodi and Vaco - Shapes - VHS Video

Vaco’s latest audiovisual effort, The Adventures of Dodi and Vaco - Colors and Shapes, follows in the footsteps of the highly successful first two Adventures packages. Featuring a grown Dodi the puppet, this new video, released in 2002, takes children and parents alike on a colorful journey of discovery and fun.3A productions.

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Mer Nor Darin (An Armenian Christmas) - CD

Armenian Music Awards Winner
Vaco’s landmark Christmas album, released in 1998, came as the fulfillment of a longtime personal dream and an extensive collaborative effort involving musicians, composers, and young singers. Largely written by himself, Vaco’s Christmas collection features some intricate arrangements that lend and ethereal feel to the albums’ spirit. In keeping with the artist’s signature sense of humor, most of the tracks also exude a sense of fun and adventure, making for an irresistible listening experience for the entire family. The one English-language and nine Armenian tracks include “Chubby Santa Clause”, “Snow Is Falling”., “New Year”, “Winter”, and a playback track (music only) for sing-along. Lyrics included. 3A Productions.

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Mer Nor Darin (An Armenian Christmas) - Cassette

Armenian Music Awards Winner
Vaco’s landmark Christmas album, released in 1998, came as the fulfillment of a longtime personal dream and an extensive collaborative effort involving musicians, composers, and young singers. Largely written by himself, Vaco’s Christmas collection features some intricate arrangements that lend and ethereal feel to the albums’ spirit. In keeping with the artist’s signature sense of humor, most of the tracks also exude a sense of fun and adventure, making for an irresistible listening experience for the entire family. The one English-language and nine Armenian tracks include “Chubby Santa Clause”, “Snow Is Falling”., “New Year”, “Winter”, and a playback track (music only) for sing-along. Lyrics included. 3A Productions.

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Khaghavayr (Playground)

Armenian Music Awards Winner


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The Adventures of Dodi and Vaco - ABC - VHS Video

Vaco broke new ground with the release of the Adventures of Dodi, Vaco and A B C, a work that explores the audiovisual possibilities of children’s edutainment. Released in 1994, the video introduces the lovable and colorful Dodi the puppet, a character created by producer Stepan Partamian. Funny and rambunctious, Dodi embodies the inquiring child in all of us. The Story revolves around his wide-eyed curiosity and Vaco’s illuminating replies in words and songs. These learning adventures are divided into sections devoted to the Armenian alphabet, farm animals, the four seasons, and traffic lights. Taped on an enchanting stage set of childlike decorations, The Adventures of Dodi, Vaco and A B C is designed for interactive fun for the entire family. 3A Productions/Garni Home Video.

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The Best of Vaco - Volume 1

All of your children's favorite Armenian songs.

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The Best of Vaco - Volume 2

All of your children's favorite Armenian songs.

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