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TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music

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The TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music podcast discusses playing, performing and appreciating Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Balkan, Greek, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish music and more.

The TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music podcast discusses playing, performing and appreciating Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Balkan, Greek, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish music and more.

Location:

United States

Description:

The TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music podcast discusses playing, performing and appreciating Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Balkan, Greek, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish music and more.

Twitter:

@taqsimmusic

Language:

English

Contact:

609-929-5469


Episodes

Aliya Cycon: Oud Player, Singer & Composer

4/16/2020
Talented young Oud player and singer Aliya Cycon joins the podcast. She was born and raised in America, but her music suggests otherwise. Singing in Arabic, Spanish and English, while showing off her exciting and virtuosic Oud playing, Aliya shares her curiosity for the world through her original compositions and multi-cultural covers. She has performed at the Nobel Business For Peace Awards in Oslo, and toured internationally as a “Cultural Ambassador” for the US State Department, selling...

Duration:00:53:28

Emad Shakouri: Persian Kanun & World Music

3/10/2020
Persian Kanun Master Emad Shakuri joins the podcast. He discusses how he started playing the kanun, performing with a multitude of musicians, world music and his approach to arranging music. Topics Include:

Duration:00:32:13

Nune Melik: Violin, Babajanian & Buffett

10/31/2019
Violinist, Educator, Producer & Writer Dr. Nune Melik joins the podcast. As a soloist she has performed at Carnegie Hall and founded the Hidden Treasure International, which comprises research, performance, and lectures of rarely heard music. Recently she received her doctorate from McGill University, defending her thesis on Arno Babajanian. Topics Include: Nune

Duration:00:32:15

Danny Shamoun: Drums, Darbuka & Ney

7/11/2019
Danny Shamoun, a Los-Angeles based multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from Detroit, discusses how he started with Middle Eastern Music and transitioned to performing with System of a Down (SOAD), joining Scars of Broadway as a keyboardist, learning the Arabian Ney Flute and the impact of music theory and Makam modal based music. Topics include:

Duration:00:25:49

Hachig Kazarian: Detroit's Clarinet Virtuoso

6/20/2019
Aram interviews Hachig Kazarian from Detroit, whose clarinet defines the Armenian-American clarinet sound which shaped the musical experiences of entire generations of Diaspora Armenians living in the United States for much of the 20th century. Having attended the famed Juilliard School of Music in the 60’s, Kazarian was a key member of the widely acclaimed “Kef Time bands”. Kazarian’s music fuses Middle Eastern melody and rhythm with a Big Band sound, defined by his virtuosic improvisation...

Duration:00:33:10

Joseph Tayoun: Philly's Middle Eastern Music Scene

6/6/2019
Joseph Tayoun, an accomplished percussionist and educator specializing in Middle Eastern and World music based in Philadelphia discusses the history of Philadelphia's Middle East Night Club, his experience playing in a multitude of world music projects and his Star Trek Party band, The Roddenberries, upcoming release. Topics include:

Duration:00:51:41

Peter Deneff: Greek Jazz Fusion Pianist

5/24/2019
Peter Deneff, an accomplished Pianist and Jazz Fusion musician, discusses his background, his involvement in the Los Angeles Middle Eastern Music club Scene, and his approach to microtonality and Jazz music. Topics Include:

Duration:00:31:38

John Berberbian: Oud Master

5/13/2019
Andrew sits down and interviews Oud master John Berberian about his life, 50-year career in music, balancing work and the arts and performing throughout the country. Topics Include:

Duration:00:18:35

The 7 Oud Players You Need to Listen to Now

5/13/2019
We’re huge fans of the Oud – a fretless pear-shaped instrument that’s similar to a lute and known as “the grandfather of the guitar”. We love the dynamics and microtonal flexibility it affords players – not being restricted to frets can be liberating and offers so much in terms of tone and sound that you simply can’t get anywhere else! Especially when it’s in non-Middle Eastern contexts. We’ve compiled a list of 7 notable oud players you need to listen to if you’re just getting to know the...

Duration:00:16:15

Your Gateway to Middle Eastern Sound

5/13/2019
Welcome to the first episode of the TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music Podcast, which discusses playing, performing and appreciating Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Balkan, Greek, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish music and more. Topics Include:

Duration:00:14:16