The Naghash Ensemble of Armenia - in Washington DC

Kennedy Center

The Naghash Ensemble of Armenia - in Washington DC
15 mars 2023   12:00 AM
Millennium Stage | Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW, Washington D.C., DC 20566
District of Columbia - United States

The Naghash Ensemble combines the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song, new classical music, contemporary post-minimalism, and the energy of jazz and rock. Three brilliant female vocalists and some of Armenia’s finest instrumentalists on duduk, oud, dhol, and piano play new music based on sacred texts by the medieval Armenian mystic poet and priest, Mkrtich Naghash.

Written by Armenian-American composer John Hodian, The Naghash Ensemble’s “Songs of Exile” is a profound meditation on man's relationship to God from the perspective of a monk forced to live in exile for many years. Part folk music, part classical, and profoundly moving.

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