We are delighted we were able to organise a new date quickly
Our next concert at St Ethelburga's April 30th
Music of Armenian & St Ethelburga's presents
THE VOICE OF DUDUK -celebrating the music and culture of Armenia Apr 30th
Tigran Aleksanyan: Master of Armenia 's exquisitely soft-toned reed instrument, the duduk. Born in the Ararat Mountains , aged seventeen Tigran joined the Armenian State Dance Ensemble. Tigran moved to Britain in 2001, working with Andrew Cronshaw, Yasmin Levy and La Banda Europa.
http://www.myspace.com/andrewcronshaw Andrew Cronshaw: British multi-instrumental explorer, producer, world music journalist. Makes music combining perspectives from English, Scottish Gaelic, Finno-Ugrian, Iberian, Middle Eastern, Polish, Serbian, Armenian and other traditions. Most recent CD, 'Ochre' - viewing English folk song melodies through traditions of Arabic and Greek musicians - one of only 2 ever nominated for both BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. http://www.myspace.com/andrewcronshaw
Cevanne embraces art in its many forms - composition, song, dance, scholarship and the Celtic harp. A grandchild of Armenian refugees and Lancashire coal workers growing up on Benjamin Britten���s doorstep might be expected to learn an unusual musical language. Highlights have involved her work with Alex Wilson, Zoe Rahman, and the London Mozart Players. This year, she will write for the London Symphony Orchestra and produce her debut album "Big Ears" with Kuljit Bhamra MBE. http://www.myspace.com/cevannespace
"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and in its music"
From traditional ethnic music to foreign language pop music, the phrase "World Music" covers a lot of ground. From Reggae to Ragas, Celtic to Klezmer, Salsa to Paris Cafe, world music pretty much encompasses everything that doesn't fit comfortably into an typical 'Top 40' pop chart.
All in all, world music is considered just plain music to the vast majority of people in the world. Music is universal, and to discover the music of a culture is to discover the culture as a whole.
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