|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2009)|
Ruben Hakhverdyan (left) and Harout Pamboukjian (right), Yerevan, 2012
|Born||December 3, 1950
Yerevan, Soviet Armenia, Soviet Union
Ruben Hakhverdyan (Armenian: Ռուբեն Հախվերդյան) is a popular Armenian poet, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and lyricist. Hakhverdyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1950. He attended Yerevan's theater institute and in 1975, earned his degree in television and theater direction. He worked for the city's State Television Network.
Hakhverdyan's songs are extremely popular in Armenia. They include the song "Navak" (Boat), which is his most famous children's song. Other popular songs include "Mer Siro Ashune" (The Autumn of Our Love) which is one of Armenia's best known romantic songs. Three songs that Hakhverdyan himself says have influenced him most and have been his all-time favorites are Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles, Amsterdam by Jacques Brel and It's a Man's World by James Brown.
- Ruben Hakhverdyan's music profile. Armenian Music Center. Retrieved August 26, 2007.