21/01/2008

Muradian Ensemble - Anoush: Armenian Dances (1998)

Recorded in the Netherlands in 1997, while the group was touring in Europe, Anoush features Muradian Ensemble interpreting a nice selection of Armenian folk dances. Band leader Hratchja Muradian plays kamantcha, while the other group members play kanoun, doudouk, clarinet, zurna, oud, accordion and dehol. Guest soloist Liudvig Garibian improves the musical quality of the wind instruments. According to the Rough Guide to World Music, the Muradian Ensemble «are a typical Soviet-style group, with an arranged and polished style, but very compelling». To me, they're well worth a listen! You can find other titles by this group here.

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j said...

thanks a lot. I'm wanting to hear more of this music.