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TheOudPlayer Releases Album – nOUD

Antranig Kzirian has always loved music and so it was no surprise that he gravitated to the oud (Middle Eastern lute) as a young Armenian musician from Philadelphia. “The oud cast a spell over me from a young age. The … Continue reading

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Giving back, providing a difference to Detroit children

The other day I was given a unique opportunity to “pay it forward” within the Detroit community by providing music and education to area children. The Detroit Institute for Children provides a passionate, integrated approach to services for Michigan’s children … Continue reading

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Armenian musician, Set Proodian passes at 97

On May 25, 2017, the Armenian music world lost another one of its members; Set Proodian passed away at the age of 97. I did not personally know Set, but I was certainly familiar with who he was as a musician along … Continue reading

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Sosy Krikorian Kadian (1928-2016)

Far too often whenever we hear that someone has passed away, we automatically look at their age at the time of their death and evaluate their life by how long they actually lived. I think sometimes we do not look at … Continue reading

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One year later, what’s next?

For the Armenians, 2015 was an important year. Notice I didn’t say it was a memorable or a joyous year. It was the year that Armenians from around the world commemorated, remembered, mourned and bonded over the 100th year of … Continue reading

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Guardians of Music One Year Anniversary

Hard to imagine that exactly one year ago today, my film documentary, Guardians of Music: A History of Armenian Music was released on Detroit Public Television. Like everything else, it seems like it was yesterday. My wife, Della seems more proud … Continue reading

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An Eastern Wind Reunion

As many of you know, music is not my full time occupation. I am happy that it is not and very fortunate that it permeates my life in the manner in which it does – when I want it to. The … Continue reading

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