Epiphany Project

New Sounds

New Armenian Music

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Listen to some new recordings of old Armenian music on this edition of New Sounds.  Isabel Bayrakdarian sings the songs of Gomidas (Komitas) and violist Kim Kashkashian plays the music of Tigran Mansurian.  We'll also hear from New York’s Epiphany Project and the vocal trio Zulal as well.  Plus, the Greek singer Savina Yannatou interprets traditional Armenian songs and there's music from duduk player Gevorg Dabaghyan and the Komitas Strings, and the choir Kitka. 

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New Sounds

Not Dead Yet

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hear world music vocals in ancient (and in some cases dead) languages featured in songs that blur the distinction between past and future.  Listen for high-tech sounds married to ancient texts, like the Epiphany Project.  There's also Sufi-influenced Arabic folk music from Dozan, a choir founded by Jordanian vocalist Shireen Abu-Kader and the Dozan wa Awtar Establishment.  Plus, music from émigré Persian group Niyaz, Australian band Dead Can Dance, and more.