Hele Hele Hele Ninnay Eh

“Hele Hele” is an Armenian dance song that originated in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, historically a center of Armenian culture. The song is all about a party: “Tonight is the night of resurrection/Ask the beauties for favors and questions/If every girl should give a kis/The whole world is topsy-turvy….Threre’s going to be a celebration!” In our version of the song, we shake our bottoms as we sing: “We’re going a party and everyone’s invited Hele hele hele ninnay eh, We’re going to a party it will last all night, Hele hele hele ninnay eh, At least until we all get tired, Hele hele hele ninnay eh, Which nowadays is about 7:30, Hele hele hele ninnay eh.”