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Now Sounds of the Middle East

Now Sounds of the Middle East

Originally a clarinetist, George Mgrdichian learned to play the oud out of necessity. His early recordings pioneered the introduction of oud music to the west. Now, his technically magnificent performance and varied musical styles captivate audiences worldwide. His recordings champion the versatility of the instrument in many musical forms, from traditional to jazz and re-interpretations of contemporary hits. This album represents a collection of Mgrdichian’s simultaneously traditional and innovative style, ranging from Middle Eastern melodies of various national origins to classic rock covers.

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Track Listing

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Nehavend Longa George Mgrdichian 2:48
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Sultan Yega George Mgrdichian 5:46
103
Yesterday George Mgrdichian 1:40
104
Laz Bar (Black Sea Fisherman's Dance) George Mgrdichian 2:34
105
Chat Araban (On the Shores of Araban) George Mgrdichian 4:52
106
Aley Giva (The Hill) George Mgrdichian 2:07
107
Caderemen Ustune (Rampi) (Top of the Tent) George Mgrdichian 4:12
108
Israeli Medley: Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of the Roses) / Cholot Mid Bar (Sands of the Desert) George Mgrdichian 3:23
109
Marinella (Gypsy Girl) George Mgrdichian 3:49
110
Take 5 George Mgrdichian 2:01
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Shenez Longa George Mgrdichian 2:34
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Sev Khavar (Black Gloom) George Mgrdichian 2:36

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