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Traditional Armenian Songs
Genres: World Music, Pop
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This marvelous group of musicians deserve to be better known
Ina Baghdiantz McCabe | Boston, MA | 05/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Armenian traditional music at its best. Much research has been done by this wonderful musical ensemble in order to revive a musical tradition threatened with the customary westernized and soviet overtones that have dominated other recordings of "traditional"music. Their enormous contribution has been to restore authenticity, which places this music in its rightful place in the Middle Eastern canon. Aram Kerovpyan and Virginia Patti are scholars as well as musicians. Their scholarship remains invisible and only the music speaks for the long hours of reconstruction from documents and musical archives. Well known in France for their recording of Sayat Nova's music they deseve to be better known in the US. Aram is also the author of a book on Armenian religious music. Rouben, Aram and Virginia have worked together for nearly two decades in order to achieve a harmony that only a long collaboration makes possible."