Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jan 29th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Armen Grigorian, Etc. “Hol Ara Ezo”
from Armenia - Douduk (The Sound Of Armenia) (Naxos World 2004) —the featured instrument here is the duduk, a double reed instrument with a very simple tube with finger holes after it - this make s the playing extremely difficult, but allows for a lot of expression and microtones, when needed
Richard A. Hagopian / Buddy Sarkissian “Konyali”
from Kef Time (Traditional Crossroads 1994) —This is a reissue of one of the most famous recordings of Armenian music made by the Armenian diaspora in the USA. Richard Hagopian was one of the all-stars of Oud players, and carried on the tradition of older players like Udi Hrant
Hachig Kazarian & His Ensemble (John Berberian, oud) “Sonon Yelov”
from Armenia Armenia (Monitor (LP)) —from an old LP of the early 60's, this is is the old nightclub music of the American Armenian diaspora. In the background you can hear the sound of the zils (finger cymbals) usually played by the dancer.
Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian Middle Eastern Ensemble “Karoun, Karoun - Nooneh”
from Oud Masterpieces (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2007)
L. Kocyan “Aykekag”
from Armenia - Traditional Armenian Music (Fidan music) —this and the next selection start Armenian music from the Caucassus; this music shares a lot in common with Georgian music. this cut is of the old Soviet era stage style that draws a lot from the Armenian urban tradition. The ensemble hails from Yerevan
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