"The Armenian civilisation is among the oldest in the world, its rich cultural cultural patrimony is known world-wide thanks to a large diaspora that scattered across the globe after the tragic events which took place at the beginning of the 20th century and the crisis that followed the country's independence in 1991. The current Armenian population is around 11 million people, one third only of who live in present-day Armenia, on only 20% of the territory it once expanded over. Straddling Europe and Asia, Armenia actually lies at the crossroads of western and eastern cultures, a geographical position that is reflected in Armenian music. You can hear in it instruments from the Middle-East, like the darbuka, the oud and the kanoun; others from western music like the clarinet, the bass and electric guitars; as well as Armenian instruments as such like the duduk, a double-reed wind instrument. This unique selection will allow you to get the feel of the captivating atmosphere that pervades Armenian music through its hypnotic solos, its frantic rhythms and its incredibly intense vocals." (label info)
in stock | NL| 2014| WORLDWILD PRODUCTIONS | 19.90

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