Melodies from Antiquity

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Shvi Solo – Norair Kartashyan: Shvi
Sari Aghchik – Al Ayloughes Norair Kartashyan: Shvi & Bloul, Varo Hovhannisyan: Duduk Dam, Robert Douruntz: Dhol
Shadakhi Bar – Norair Kartashyan: Zurna, Varo Hovhannisyan: Zurna Dam, Robert Douruntz: Dhol
Khorodik – Norair Kartashyan Duduk Varo Hovhannisyan Duduk Dam Robert Douruntz Dhol
Bloul Solo (Ararat Valley Region) – Norair Kartashyan: Bloul
Oud Solo – Aram Nigoghosian: Oud
Hoondz – Arto Tuncboyaciyan: Percussions, Vik Momjian: Bass, Norair Kartashyan: Bloul & Shvi, Varo Hovhannisyan: Duduks, Robert Douruntz: Dhol, Armen Ayvazyan: Kamancha, Garineh, Hovhannisyan: Kanoun, Aram Nigoghosian: Oud
Kanoun Solo – Garineh Hovhannisyan: Kanoun
Trabizontsineri Bar – Vik Momjian: Bass, Norair Kartashyan: Bloul & Shvi, Varo Hovhannisyan: Duduks, Robert Douruntz: Dhol, Armen Ayvazyan: Kamancha, Garineh Hovhannisyan: Kanoun, Aram Nigoghosian: Oud
Dle Yaman – Norair Kartashyan: Duduk, Artiom Minasyan: Duduk Dam
Tamzara – Arto Tuncboyaciyan: Percussions, Vik Momjian: Bass, Norair Kartashyan: Bloul & Shvi, Varo Hovhannisyan: Duduks, Robert Douruntz: Dhol, Armen Ayvazyan: Kamancha, Garineh Hovhannisyan: Kanoun, Aram Nigoghosian: Oud
Kezanits Mas Chounim – Norair Kartashyan: Bloul, Varo Hovhannisyan: Duduk am, Alik Peloshyan: Dhol
Noroyi Bar – Norair Kartashyan: Bloul, Varo Hovhannisyan: Duduk Dam, Alik Peloshyan: Dhol
Malatyayi Bar – Norair Kartashyan: Zurna, Varo Hovhannisyan: Zurna Dam, Alik Peloshyan: Dhol/Kopal Dhol
Oud Solo (Chaygah) – Aram Nigoghosian: Oud
Bloul Solo (Van Region) – Norair Kartashyan: Bloul
Lorkeh – Arto Tuncboyaciyan: Percussions, Norair Kartashyan: Zurna
BONUS CD EXTRA – Tamzara Video Clip

Credits
Produced by Vik Momjian & Norair Kartashyan
Executive Producers: John O. Bas & H. Harry Moumdjian
Recorded & Mixed at VEM Recording Studios in Yerevan, Armenian, March & April 2004
by Vik Momjian, Arman Avetisyan & Norair Kartashyan
Video transfer by Edwin Ghadimi at Eyeful Film
Video editing by Mashiat Sadeghi & Parisa Afshari
Mastered by Murad Jambazian at ENAS Cassette World, Inc.
Design & layout by Khajag Zeitlian
Thanks to all the talented musicians who made this album a reality, Bob Archigian of E. & O. Mari La Bella for his insight & encouragement on this project, John O. Bas & H. Harry Moumdjian for their steadfast support.
Special thanks to Arto Tuncboyaciyan for contributing his magical touch & soul to this project, my friend & colleague Norair Kartashyan for his amazing musical talent & knowledge of traditional Armenian music & instruments, Nick, Avo, Sam & Murad at ENAS Cassette World for years of friendship & great expertise in CD duplication, L.G for her unconditional friendship & support, & last but not least, Almighty God for the gift of music & the opportunity to present my Armenian musical heritage to the world. — Vik Momjian
Vik Momjian plays & endorses Bartolini Pickups & Electronics, Bergantino Audio Systems Bass Cabinets, La Bella Strings & Walter Woods Amps.