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A series of conversations with artists, musicians, and industry professionals focusing on Armenian music. Hosted by Raffi Meneshian.

Armenian Music Podcast with Raffi Meneshian Raffi Meneshian

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A series of conversations with artists, musicians, and industry professionals focusing on Armenian music. Hosted by Raffi Meneshian.

    S1E3 Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian In America, Part 3

    S1E3 Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian In America, Part 3

    S1E3 Ara Dinkjian, Part 3- An Armenian In America

    The conclusion of my conversation with composer/musician Ara Dinkjian. In this third and final part, Ara discusses his multiple performances in Jerusalem, his unique relationship with Turkey, and a brief but poignant account of his performance in Armenia in the 1990's. Ara also keeps us up to date on his newest project, The Secret Trio. 

    Night Ark- "Fly Away" (Emarcy, 1999)

    Ara Dinkjian Quartet- "In Wolf's Clothing" (Krikor Music, 2013)

    All music featured on this program is done with permission from the sound copyright owner and publisher (Krikor Music). 

    • 51 min
    S1E2 Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian in America, Part 2

    S1E2 Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian in America, Part 2

    S1E2- Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian In American, Part 2. 

    Considered one of the foremost proponents of the oud, composer/musician Ara Dinkjian shares the events leading up to, and including, the Night Ark years in the 1980's. Additionally, Ara describes his meteoric rise in Greece during the 1990's with his collaboration with Eleftheria Arvanitaki, whose rendition of "Homecoming" called, "Dinata" becomes an international hit. 

    Featured Songs

    Night Ark- "Going with Abandon" (Emarcy 1997)

    Ara Dinkjian w/The Secret Trio & The New York Gypsy All Stars- "Common Spirit" (Krikor Music, 2020) 

    All Songs Published by Krikor Music. Song selections broadcast with permission form the sound copyright holder and music publisher. 

    • 56 min
    S1E1- Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian In America, Part 1

    S1E1- Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian In America, Part 1

    S1E1- Ara Dinkjian: An Armenian In American, Part 1
    The Armenian Music Podcast with Raffi Meneshian debuts with the first of a special three part interview with renown composer and musician Ara Dinkjian. Considered one of the foremost proponents of the oud, Dinkjian shares his experience growing up the son of a famous singer in Onnik DInkjian, his record collection, and how his album "Conversations with Manol" came to be. 
    Featured Songs:
    Night Ark- "Homecoming" (RCA Novus, 1986)
    Ara Dinkjian w/The Secret Trio & The New York Gypsy All Stars- "Pilaf" (Krikor Music, 2020)
    All Songs Published by Krikor Music

    • 57 min
    Episode 00: Trailer #1

    Episode 00: Trailer #1

    Raffi Meneshian (Pomegranate Music) introduces his podcast entitled "Armenian Music Podcast" in this first season trailer.

    Music: Deti Picasso- Merik (detipicasso.com)

    • 7 min

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I kept tapping notes while listening. (Best not to listen while driving or when hands are otherwise occupied.)
Delightful discussion on Armenian culture and heritage as it is brought forth today throughout the entire world. I have been a fan of Pomegranate Music for a long time, and these intimate conversations teach me about the music I love, giving me more understanding about their influences and beginnings. My understanding of Armenian music was challenged and I’m so excited for all that is ahead!

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