I Will Not Be Sad in This World/Moon Shines at Night (2014)
This 2014 reissue from All Saints Records compiles two of Armenian musician and composer Djivan Gasparyan's most compelling albums. Known as the master of the duduk (an ancient double-reed woodwind instrument related to the oboe), Gasparyan debuted with I Will ...
Once Upon a Time (2012)
"It's about what you inherit," declares Ara Sarkissian, the composer and classical pianist behind modern Armenian fusion experiment Musaner. The group has plunged into the caves of tradition to rescue melodies once left for dead and renew them in the ...
Black Rock (1998)
A versatile experimental guitarist noted for his collaborations with artists like Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and others, Michael Brook has also maintained an abiding fascination with esoteric instruments and unorthodox musical textures from the further reaches of the ...
||Rough Guide to Music|
Though it is subtitled "Second Edition," this is actually the third installment in the World Music Network's belly dance series. The first, an historic overview, the Rough Guide to Belly Dance was issued in 2002 and was followed in 2007 ...
2Mayrer: Children's Songs in Armenian (2003)
This CD offers a variety of fun and catchy tunes for pre-schoolers and the whole family to enjoy. Children are offered some basics such as the Armenian alphabet, counting, days of the week and body parts, along with being exposed ...
Arax Mansourian: The voice of the Centuries (2008)
Armenian Music Center is proud to present one of its greatful voices. Having slim and graceful bearing, displaying amazing artistic harmony of singing and convincing dramatic acting, which is full of various deeply feminine and noble emotions, Arax Mansourian is ...
||Made in Armenia (2008) |
Track Listing: Khrovadz Er; Harsanyatz Bar; Zour Gertas; Dzovag; Hinkalla; Hrabar; Karoun Chga; Es Ko Ghimetn; Parev Darek; Hayatzkt Yergnayin; Kamancha; Siroun Es Hokiag; Zov Kisher E; Shalakho; Ambi Dagitz; Sabre Dance; Donagan Bar; Hayastan; Sari Aghchig; Mangoutyounes Yed Perek; ...
||Les Maitres de Musique d'Armenie|
Recording information: Studio Marylin.
Director: Gilles Fruchaux.
Photographer: Gerard Kurdjian.
Translator: Dominique Bach.
Personnel: Anna Mayilyan (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Gerard Kurdjian.
collection of popular Armenian folk tunes utilizing traditional Middle Eastern instruments such as kanun, oud, dumbeg & more - Western instruments are here as well, inc. clarinet & guitar
Gypsy Fire (1995)
For those uninitiated in the music that accompanies the belly dance, or those who think that belly dancing music was issued exclusively on those cheesy 1960s long-players, go on to the next review unless you are willing to have your ...
Apricots from Eden (1996)
Djivan Gasparyan gained international notoriety when Brian Eno reissued his I Will Not Be Sad in This World on his Opal label in 1979. That recording, with all of its haunting, deeply ethereal, and entrancing beauty, was recorded with only ...
Eternal Winds (2004)
Recording information: A & A Studios, Yerevan, Armenia.
On the Fortieth Day (2002)
Liner Note Author: Harold G. Hagopian.
Recording information: National Radio Of Armenia.
Personnel includes: Vache Sharafyan; Gevorg Dabaghyan (duduk, tar, kamancha); Komitas String Quartet.
Personnel: Vache Sharafyan (piano); Gevorg Dabaghyan (duduk).
With The Traces Of Armeinan Song (2008)
Armenian Music Center presents Hamlet Gevorgyan\'s CD \"With the Traces of Armenian Song\". Hamlet Gevorgyan was born in 1974 in Gyumri. His family was from Moush. He grew up and educated in Yerevan. Finished Yerevan secondary school number 113 and ...
||Cascade Folk Trio|
Old Street (2003)
Track Listing: Gentle Boy, Graceful Girl; Lingering Return; You Are a Doe; Garden Flowers; Old Street; Wipe the Tears from My Eyes; Bad Days; Where Is My Love?; Burly Boy; I Am Madly in Love; Seven Years; Pity, My Road; Homeland;
||Hasmik Harutyunyan / Hasmik Harutunian|
Armenian Lullabies (2004)
Hasmik Harutyunyan is one of the most revered folk singers in Armenia. Her renown is based on performances of the very material found on this CD. Featured as a soloist on The Shoghaken Ensemble's Music of Armenia, and as a ...
||Am Boy Band|
Day Will Come (2008)
Armenian Music Center presents AM Boy Bend CD "The day will come. "AM" Boy Band was formed in 2003. Producer Armand Hakobyan decided to create the first Armenian boy band, because the Armenian pop industry had a lack of such ...
Armenian Journey (2004)
Personnel: Armen Stepanyan (duduk); Hayk Stepanyan (duduk); Azad Hagopian.
Near Eastern Ride (2000)
collection of traditional & original Armenian songs will make you want to jump up & dance - with the impeccable artistry of Barsamian on oud & the subtle refrains of Topouzian on kanun, the melodies Armenians have grown to love ...
Digitally remastered (BMG/RCA).
Mix Of Middle-Eastern & Jazz
Originally released on RCA/Novus.
Night Ark: Arto Tuncboyaciyan (vocals, percussion); Ara Dinkjian (guitar, ud, saz, cumbus, kanun, mandolin, kaval); Armen Donelian, Shamira Shahinian (piano, keyboards); Ed Schuller (bass).
||Douduk: The Sound of Armenia (2004) |
Recording information: Ardzagank, Studio, Yerevan, Republic Of Armenia (04/05/2003-04/25/2003).
For nearly a decade, Doug Shimmin has composed, recorded and performed with Immigrant Suns, a Detroit-based band rooted in the ancient music of many cultures. Shimmin began performing with kanun player Ara Topouzian several years ago, lending his experti
Creator: Doug ...
Romantic Fire (2008)
Armenian Music Center presents Arus Adjemian\'s CD \"Romantic Fire\". Arus graduated from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and a post-graduate course in the class of Professor Rosa Tandilyan. Since 1996 she started her impressive competitions, festivals and concerts activity. In ...
Stringed Tranquility (2000)
oud player Dick Barsamian joins kanun master Topouzian on this recording of mellow Armenian folk music - on these quiet & serene songs, the listener is able to hear Armenian music that was not created for dancing & prancing
||Armenia / Group Armenia / Various Artists|
Air Mail Music: Armenian Choirs (2010)
Translator: Mary Pardoe.
Arranger: Viacheslav Grokhovsky.
Recording information: ??/1970-??/1980.
Photographer: Vigen Hakhverdyan.