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Black Wood or Apricot Wood? Video interview with Djivan Gasparyan

I got acquainted with Hovsep Grigoryan 23 years ago. He was from Gyumri and a man of strong character and principles. He would always do what he thought to be right. He had enough confidence in me to say, “You are the only person who can persuade me to change my mind.” Read the rest of this entry »

An Apprenticeship in the Armenian Duduk

As an internationally lauded artist (receiving the WOMEX lifetime achievement award in 2002, multiple accolades from UNESCO, and a Grammy nomination this year alongside collaborator Hossein Alizadeh for the album Endless Vision), master duduk musician Djivan Gasparyan is often credited for Read the rest of this entry »

Duduk: Reconciling Man and Reality

 The duduk is an amazing musical instrument; it seems that the duduk itself decides for whom it opens its universal secrets. Of course, anyone can learn to play the duduk, but not all are gifted to pass on the thoughts and emotions of the duduk. From that aspect, duduk player Vahan Harutyunyan is one of those chosen for this. Read the rest of this entry »

Armenian Dance

Rockgroup "Shoom" ( and Ilia Mazia (duduk)

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German Saxophone Player Karola Elssner in Armenia

From November 22-30 the German professional saxophone player Karola Elssner was in Armenia. This was Karola’s fourth visit to Armenia, the main reason of which was making perfect her skills of playing Armenian duduk by the help of Read the rest of this entry »

Eurovision 2007 “Anytime You Need” – Hayko

Anytime You Need-Hayko, Vahan Harutyunyan (Duduk) Read the rest of this entry »

Sergey Karapetyan (duduk) – Kalosi Prken

 Sergey Karapetyan (duduk) - Armenian song: Read the rest of this entry »

Gagik Malkhasyan Armen Beknazarian-Antza Kenatzi

HAYASA Productions Presents

Gagik Malkhasyan (duduk) and Armen Beknazarian song: Antza Kenatzi

HAYASA Productions Ltd. exclusively produces, markets, and distributes the CD and DVD “All Time Armenian Favorites” by Read the rest of this entry »

Jubilee Concert Devoted to 80th Anniversary of Djivan Gasparyan

On the 11-th of November 2008 a jubilee concert devoted to the 80th anniversary of the famous Armenian duduk player Djivan Gasparyan was held in Yerevan Concert and Sport Complex, during which a number of musicians from Read the rest of this entry »


11.11.2008 Armenian duduk player virtouso Djivan Gasparyan is going to celebrate his 80th birthday in major concert complex named after Karen Demirchyan in Yerevan, Armenia. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful Sounds of Armenia

New CD Release from Creative Arists Production!

Chris Marashlian Presents
"Beautiful Sounds of Armenia "
Co-Produced by Marinho Nobre.

This CD project, is a true labor of love on a creative and musical level, by all who made it possible. A documentation of efforts by composers and Read the rest of this entry »

Duduk Solo – Marinho Nobre!

Marinho Nobre plays his Armenian Duduk by Arthur Grigoryan during the recording sessions on additional music for Read the rest of this entry »