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Vardan / Gültekin Hovanissian Karin MZP010 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberMZP010
Barcode5425015559117
labelMuziekpublique
Release date07/12/2018
salesrank48
Players/ContributorsMusicians
  • Gültekin, Emre: Vocals, Baglama, Kopuz, Cura, Üctelli, Selpe, Divan
  • Hovanissian, Vardan: Duduk, Tav Shvi

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      Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin symbolise the reconciliation between two peoples. The sounds they produce with the Armenian duduk and the saz from Turkey are melancholy but also full of hope. Their second album "Karin" is the ancient Armenian name for the town of Erzurum, located in what is now Turkey. It refers to the birthplace of Vardan Hovanissian’s grandfather, who was one of 200 survivors following the deportation of around 40,000 people during the Armenian genocide. The album is dedicated to the cosmopolitan period in Karin, which was a meeting place for the different cultures that existed along the Silk Road.

      This album sees the duo continuing their exploration of the links between Turkish and Armenian traditions. It broadens the scope to take in the richness of the musical heritage of the troubled region including Georgia, Iran and the Kurdish area.

      Inspired by a wandering soul and guided by a borderless friendship, the duo’s music weaves links between languages and styles. This latest collaboration is a hymn to intercultural exchanges, and it derives its strength from a spirit of sharing and generosity. It delves into the wide variety of traditional repertoires, bringing several lost treasures back to life, but also offers new compositions that address topical issues such as the fate of refugees.

      The lyrics pass from Armenian to Turkish, Kurdish and Georgian tracing the footsteps of the famous Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova. The melancholy air of the duduk provides a perfect counterpoint to the vibrations of the different long-necked lutes.

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      CD 1
      • 1.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Levent Yildirim, Raphaël Feye, Tristan DriessensHoucher05:50
      • 2.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Marat JeremianKamancha03:26
      • 3.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Gülçiçek Bakir, Sanjay Khapya, Malabika Brahma, Sepideh RaissadatMawda06:49
      • 4.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Marat Jeremian, Raphaël Feye, Sepideh Raissadat, LKarin07:13
      • 5.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Marat Jeremian, Joris Vanvinckenroye, Levent YildiHamchena Par02:54
      • 6.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Marat Jeremian, Levent Yildirim, Tristan DriessensSivas' Lament06:26
      • 7.Emre Gultekin, Joris VanvinckenroyeGermir baglari05:46
      • 8.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Marat Jeremian, Joris Vanvinckenroye, Levent YildiTrapizoni Par04:02
      • 9.Ananuri, Vardan Hovanissian, Emre GultekinQalma Damtskevla03:18
      • 10.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre GultekinTamzara03:43
      • 11.Vardan Hovanissian, Emre Gultekin, Brice Soniano, Marat Jeremian, Levent Yildirim, Tristan DriessensVard Siretsi03:47
      • 12.Emre Gultekin, Sinan ÇelikMedet Erenler04:33
      • Total:57:47