“Armenian Soundscapes: Duduk. Zurna. Ney” was produced in part to introduce the next generation of duduk masters to the world. In creating programming for this album, one of the goals was to select a diverse set of pieces that reflected a blend of new compositions, innovative arrangements and old fashioned folk music into a comfortable […]
Charentsavan: Music for Armenian Duduk (Pomegranate Music, POM CD-1929) Press Release via FlipswitchPR Release Date: January 13, 2016 Lead Single: Track 5- “Lullaby for the Sun” (composed by Ara Dinkjian) Key Tracks: – Track 6- Javakhki Shoror, Track 9- “Hairenik: Vatan/Hayko” Although the origins of the duduk date back almost 1500 years, up until the […]
ARMENIAN DUDUK PLAYER ARSEN PETROSYAN DEBUTS AT #64 ON APPLE iTUNES WORLD MUSIC CHARTS FOR LULLABY FOR THE SUN! **Help push this digital single to #1 – Click here (99 cents) Arsen Petrosyan’s soulful Armenian folk flavored rendition of Ara Dinkjian’s classic Night Ark piece, Lullaby for the Sun debuted at #64 on the iTunes Top […]
The world premiere of the modern folk classic Offering (composed by Ara Dinkjian) as performed by Armenian duduk player Harutyun Chkolyan. Heard on the podcast Armenia Proud with Johno Kabbendjian and Kris Lakin. A nice feature on Pomegranate Music.
Offering (composed by Ara Dinkjian) Radio Single Edit (Digital Release Only) Performed by Harutyun Chkolyan, Armenian Duduk Available as a paid digital download ($1.29 USD) on September 1, 2015 on iTunes, Amazon.com, and CD Baby Originally appearing on Night Ark’s second album entitled Moments (RCA/Novus, 1988), Ara Dinkjian’s song Offering initially received little fanfare in the North […]
Interview conducted by Maria Titizian for civilnet.am on Thursday August 13, 2015 in Yerevan, Armenia. Featuring music by Harutyun Chkolyan, Arsen Petrosyan, Vigen Hovsepyan, Gor Mkhtarian, Lav Eli and Hover Chamber Choir.
Dear Bay Area Friends: In the midst of Armenian events and the Bay to Breakers today, I hope you would consider a brief interlude in San Francisco to attend a wonderful free ($10 suggested donation) concert. A guitar sensation in Brazil of Armenian heritage, João Kouyoumdjian performs at 4pm in a historic and rarely heard […]
A free track from the new Pomegranate Music CD release, Kouyoumdjian Plays Bach. Performed by Brazilian Armenian classical guitarist João Kouyoumdjian. Available on iTunes and at CD Baby. Joao plays in San Francisco this Sunday at 4pm.
In celebration of Artsakh Liberation Day, Pomegranate Music is making its 2005 recording Fortress City: Armenian Songs from Nagorno Karabagh available for free on Spotify. This historic album was recorded on location in Shushi under the sponsorship of the Tufenkian Foundation. It is the first CD ever recorded in Shushi being made available commercially on […]
Dear Friends: I am pleased to announce that Pomegranate Music’s latest recording project, “Kouyoumdjian Plays Bach” is now available in both physical and digital formats. Congratulations to João Kouyoumdjian for his masterful approach to J.S Bach for classical guitar. Also available on Apple iTunes. The CD packaging, photography, and design was done by the great […]