ArtXDetroit Project featuring Ara Topouzian and Special Guest Musicians
April 12, 2013
8:30-10PM: Concert featuring Ara Topouzian, Mal Barsamian, Leon Janikian, Michael Shimmin
This panel discussion and workshop will feature Ara Topouzian along with two other prominent Armenian musicians from Boston, MA. Oud virtuoso Mal Barsamian and Northeastern University Professor/clarinetist, Leon Janikian lead a discussion on the origin of Armenian and Middle Eastern instruments and discuss the history of traditional Armenian music, with the trio performing samples of the music. Ara Topouzian discusses the history of Armenian folk music performed in Metro Detroit starting in the early 20th Century.
The workshop is followed by a musical concert and consist of Ara Topouzian on kanun (Middle Eastern laptop harp), Mal Barsamian on oud (lute), Leon Janikian on clarinet and Michael Shimmin on percussion. This concert features an array of traditional Armenian folk and dance songs.
Later in the evening on Saturday, April 12, Topouzian performs a concert of traditional Armenian folk and dance songs at the C.H. Wright Museum of African American History.
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Communities Matter: Ara Topouzian
April 16, 2013
To honor National Library Week and our theme of "Communities Matter," join us as we strengthen our community feeling through music. Nationally recognized musician, Ara Topouzian, will share his traditional musical style, with Armenian flair, and expand it even further to include music from around the Middle East, as well as jazz, fusion, new age and blues.
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