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Ara Dinkjian in Session

Mary Ann Kennedy presents music from around the world and a studio session with Armenian-American oud player and composer Ara Dinkjian.

Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, plus a studio session with Armenian-American oud player and composer Ara Dinkjian.

Acclaimed as one of the world's leading players of the oud, the Arabic lute, Ara Dinkjian was born in the USA to parents from Armenia. With percussionist Arto Tuncboyacian he formed the band Night Ark, reinterpreting Armenian and Middle Eastern folk music in a jazz context. He is also a songwriter, and his song Homecoming (Dinata Dinata) was chosen to be performed at the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics. He is visiting London with his Quartet for a concert as part of the London Jazz Festival.

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Music Played

  • Sekouba 'Bambino' Diabate

    Seko Bangaly

    • The Griot's Craft.
    • Sterns.
    • STCD1117.
  • Peng Liyuan

    Ode to Coral

    • Famous Melodies of Chinese and Foreign Operas.
    • China Record Corporation.
  • Soname

    Spirit Within

    • Natural Mind.
    • tiptoe.
    • TIP8888522.
  • The Dardanelles

    McCarthy's

    • The Eastern Light.
    • http://thedardanelles.com/.
  • The Dubliners ft. Sean Cannon

    The Sick Note

    • 50 years.
    • White label.
  • Ara Dinkjian

    • Ara Dinkjian

      Meeting my Past

      Performers: Ara Dinkjian (oud) Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra) Vangelis Karipis (percussion) Yannis Kirimkiridis (piano & keyboards)

      • BBC Studio Recording.
      • 19th November 2012.
    • Ara Dinkjian

      Kef Life

      Artist: Ara Dinkjian Performers: Ara Dinkjian (oud) Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra) Vangelis Karipis (percussion) Yannis Kirimkiridis (piano & keyboards)

      • BBC Studio Recording.
      • 19th November 2012.
  • Ian Hardie

    rejected suitor/malcolm the tailor

    • westringing.
    • na.
    • ijhcd-001.
  • Michael Marra

    Happed in Mist

    • Gaels Blues.
    • Eclectic.
    • ECL CD-9206.
  • Terry Callier

    Dancing Girl

    • What Color is Love.
    • Verve Records.
    • 001192102.
  • Värttinä

    Vietavia (For the taking)

    • Utu.
    • Rockadillo Records.
    • ZENCD 2141.
  • Solarference

    O wake O wake

    • Lips of Clay.
    • www.solarference.com.
  • Ara Dinkjian

    • Ara Dinkjian

      Keesher Bar

      Performers: Ara Dinkjian (oud)

      • BBC Studio Recording.
      • 19th November 2012.
    • Ara Dinkjian

      Offering

      Performers: Ara Dinkjian (oud) Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra) Vangelis Karipis (percussion) Yannis Kirimkiridis (piano & keyboards)

      • BBC Studio Recording.
      • 19th November 2012.
  • Mike Vass

    Lights Out

    • Decemberwell.
    • Rusty Squash Horn Records.
  • Brother Grass

    Draugaboli

    • Tbc.
    • www.facebook.com/brothergrass.
  • J Shogren and Shanghai'd

    Curry

    • God Bless These Crooked Little Songs.
    • JAHA.
    • 004.
  • Old Tire Swingers

    1838

    • Old Tire Swingers.
    • Old Tire Swingers.
    • www.oldtireswingers.com.
  • Vinicius Cantuária

    Purus

    • Indio De Apartamento.
    • Naïve.
  • Juaneco y Su Combo

    La Cumbia Del Pacurro

    • La Cumbia Del Pacurro (single).
    • Tigers Milk Records.
  • Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer

    Willie's Lady

    • Child Ballads.
    • Wilderland Records.

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