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After studying the duduk under master instrumentalist Khatchik Khachatryan,
vardan hovanissian developed into a talented ambassador for one of the most
ancient of double-reed instruments and the embodiment of the very sound and soul
of Armenia. More than ten years ago he found a musical soulmate in emre Gültekin,
who was initiated into the art of the Turkish saz by Talip Özkan and his father, the bard
Lütfü Gültekin.
A friendship capable of overcoming frontiers has brought them to ‘Adana’, their fi rst
CD as a duo. No mere reference to the city that bore the brunt of the Armenian tragedy
just a century ago, Adana also stands for the hope the musicians share of an Adana
where Armenians and Turks live in harmony. The album symbolises reconciliation and
friendship between two cultures that have many roots in common. The harmonious
match of the Armenian and Turkish song texts with the melancholy timbre of the
Armenian duduk and the virtuosity of the Turkish saz and tanbûr make for an album
that shows it is possible to look at history and generate something positive.

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released January 3, 2017

MUSICIANS
Vardan Hovanissian duduk, bass duduk, chvi
Emre Gültekin vocals, saz, baglama, tanbûr, üçtelli, selpe
Joris Vanvinckenroye double bass
Simon Leleux darbuka, riqq, daf
GUESTS
Arcadi Bogossian tar on Lusnak Gisher
Ertan Tekin duduk on Hrant Dink and Sevdalı Günler
Ruben Durunts dhol on Yerazov Archik, Getashen and
Hampere Hoqis

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