Ara Topouzian Ensemble

Fri

11/2/2018

8:00pm

World

Ara Topouzian Ensemble

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  • Ara Topouzian, kanun
  • Mark Gavoor, oud
  • Jerry Gerjekian, dumbags
  • Tom Zakarian, guitar

Event Details

The ensemble performs and preserves Armenian and Middle Eastern folk/village music. The concert will feature anecdotes, stories, and an array of classical and folk music that has been played in Armenian villages for hundreds of years. The kanun is a laptop harp with 26 courses of three strings tuned in unison. The oud is a Middle Eastern lute, pear shaped, with 11 strings. The dumbeg is an hourglass shaped hand drum.