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Ara Topouzian Ensemble

  • Kerrytown Concert House 415 North 4th Avenue Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)

Ara Topouzian Ensemble performs and preserves Armenian and Middle Eastern folk/village music

The concert will feature anecdotes, stories, and anarray of classical and folk music that has been played in Armenian villages for hundreds of years. The kanun is a laptop harp with 26 courses of three strings tuned in unison.

Ara Topouzian (kanun)
Ara Topouzian is an Armenian-American musician whose proficiency at the KANUN (Middle Eastern harp) has made him a nationally-recognized artist.

He has performed in concert, at music festivals and many celebrated venues across the United States, with the top musicians in Middle Eastern music.

Topouzian’s traditional musical style keeps to his Armenian heritage but has expanded to include music from around the Middle East, as well as jazz, fusion, new age and blues.

The recipient of numerous awards, Ara Topouzian’s music has been heard and sold around the globe.

In 2012, Topouzian became an Kresge Artist Fellowship, awarded by: Kresge Arts of Detroit, a program of the Kresge Foundation.

Mark Gavoor (oud)
Jerry Gerjekian (dumbegs)
Tom Zakarian (guitar)

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