Middle Eastern Influences Playlists

Middle Eastern Influences playlist for 10/01/2010

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DJs: 
Philip Crone

Persian Classical Music of Kayhan Kalhor

Middle Eastern Influences playlist for 09/17/2010

Department: 
DJs: 
Philip Crone

Music of Morocco

Middle Eastern Influences playlist for 04/23/2010

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DJs: 
Narine Atamian

We listened to the music of the Shoghaken Ensemble in tonight's MEI.

Shoghaken is features musicians Gevorg Dabaghyan, Norayr Davtyan, Karine Hovhannisyan, Kamo Khatchaturian, Grigor Takushyan, Levon Tevanyan, Aleksan Harutyunyan, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Vardan Baghdasaryan, and Aram Nikoghosyan.

Middle Eastern Influences playlist for 03/25/2010

Department: 
DJs: 
Narine Atamian

This evening, Andrew Kzirian, a talented oud player, came into the studio to play some of his own compositions as well as some classical Ottoman oud pieces. We discussed the unique role the oud plays in Middle Eastern music, the difficulties and complexities of the instrument, and the place of Ottoman-Armenian composers in the oud tradition and in the Armenian music tradition.