"Dance of Tamir Agha"

Gevorg Dabaghian, Grigor Takushian, and Kamo Khatchuaturian SFW40438_104

The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Album The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Gevorg Dabaghian, a professor of duduk at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia, plays the lead duduk on this track. He is accompanied by a second duduk, called dham duduk, which plays a continuous drone, and a drum called a dhol. Dabaghian's ensemble recreates the music of a male-ritual dance done in the Moks area, near Lake Van. This performance comes from a recording of the Shoghaken Ensemble, a group that Dabaghian founded in 1991 to recreate the authentic sound of Armenian folk music. (During, Levin 2001)

Disc Number 1
Track Number 4
Duration 2:30
Country(s) Armenia
Culture Group(s) Armenian
Instruments: Ensemble leader; Dhol; Duduk; Dham duduk
Language(s) Armenian
Performer Credits