“A stunning discovery; Armenia's most fascinating vocalists join forces with virtuosic instrumentalists on duduk, oud, dhol, and piano.” — Bayerischer Rundfunk
“An enchanting elixir of sounds based on new Armenian folk and centuries-old poetry” — KEXP
The Naghash Ensemble’s second CD is a feast of rhythm, energy, and color. “Credos & Convictions” combines the heart and soul of traditional Armenian music with new classical music and the unbridled energy of jazz and rock. Oud and dhol are the driving force of the ensemble along with zurna, dumbek, piano, and the bewitching voices of three of Armenia’s finest vocal soloists for music that is both traditional and contemporary.
This CD comes with a gorgeous book containing essays about Mkrtich Naghash’s work, the becoming of The Naghash Ensemble, and texts of the poems in four languages (English, Armenian, German & French).
- Meditation on Greed and Poverty
- If in This World by Sin You Wander
- On the Vanity of This World
- Futile Judgment
- Passing is the Glory of This World
- Ode to Weddings and Human Happiness