Category: Armenian

Expressions East

One of the musicians at the recording session stated “There are oud players and there are John Berberian s.” The oud is a pot-bellied instrument like that of a round back mandolin. It is...

The Oud

The original name of the Oud was “Al-Oud”. In time, the prefix “Al” was dropped, and the instrument became known as the OUD or ’UD. Later, the combination of “Al-Oud” became “Lute”. Archeological discoveries...


“Let’s Dance Armenian Style” could have been the title of this album. The tempos of the familiar Armenian and Turkish songs have never before been recorded with such enthusiasm and danceability. “Kef Time Las Vegas” was chosen because Las Vegas was the site of the recording session and because the artists involved have been performing there.

John Berberian - Oud Artistry

Oud Artistry of John Berberian

“… this set should appeal, not only to belly dancers, but also to jazz fans with an ear for the unusual.” So Cash Box, the widely respected record industry trade paper, summed up John...

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Armenian Jazz Sextet

This 45 record I got from ebay and contains two records, one per side. Harem Dance. Traditional Armenian dance instrumental. Pretty Girl. Traditional Armenian song.