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The Promise – Detroit Premiere

In many ways, this is a difficult blog for me to put together. So many thoughts and directions I want to take and talk about surrounding the major motion picture, The Promise especially as today marks the 102nd anniversary of … Continue reading

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The Kanun

Over the course of the last few years of┬ámy blog one might have thought I would have already covered or discussed this subject by now – the instrument I play, the kanun. The two most common questions I am asked … Continue reading

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HOMAGE: A Tribute To Detroit Armenian Musicians CD

I have documented in numerous blog essays the making of my film Guardians of Music and I have detailed (probably to exhaustion of my readers) how important creating such a project was for me, especially in the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Whispers of Ellis Island Revisited

This morning on my way to a seminar I decided to listen to a recording in the car that I made many years ago. As a matter of fact, the album will turn fifteen this July. In 2000, I produced … Continue reading

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Kef Time Keghi II – Ouds, Dumbegs, Clarinets, oh, my!

This past weekend at St. Johns Armenian Church, I had the privilege of sharing the stage with over twenty Armenian musicians, most of them from the Detroit area. Organized by the Nor Keghi Association in Detroit, Kef Time Keghi II … Continue reading

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Jazz meets Armenian

I had a great opportunity to play a concert with some fine musicians right before Christmas. A number of months ago, jazz guitarist/composer Colton Weatherston approached me about combining Armenian and Middle Eastern music with jazz rhythms. This is not … Continue reading

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Blog homecoming…

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my first blog. Actually, this is a bit of a welcome-back as I had a blog a few years ago, but like so many blogs – it faded away. The … Continue reading

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