Abril Bookstore's Music Nights
presents

A SING-ALONG Presentation
of the newly released

element band songbook
with band members
ARA DABANDJIAN
& SOSEH KESHISHIAN


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 7:30pm
ABRIL BOOKSTORE
415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA

Admission if free. For more information, call (818) 243-4112.
 
Element Band Songbook presents popular Armenian songs often performed by the band at their concerts.  The songbook is unique in that it presents the lyrics to these songs both in the Amenian text as well as their English transliterations. Band members Ara Dabandjian and Soseh Keshishian will lead the audience to a sing along of some of these Armenian favorites. 

Element Band's unique signature embodies the essence of World Music.  The band’s distinctive arrangements preserve and popularize traditional Armenian songs by infusing each piece with large bodied vocals and a cool blend of instrumentals. The band's original compositions resonate deeply with listener’s yearning for nostalgia, or perhaps the old world through modern tones. Element Band has achieved its primary aim to bring an innovative edge to musical traditions while contemporaneously performing compositions with eloquent arrangements and instrumentation. Under the direction of Ara Dabandjian, Element Band has arrived on the world music scene with a poignant collection of songs with a musical palette that is sensual, playful, whimsical, and sometimes subtle. Element Band’s success is underpinned by the warm and passionate sounds of the Mediterranean and the vibrant, rich, and uplifting notes woven through their music. Dabandjian’s sophisticated arrangements touch listeners and breathe positive energy into the universal musical soul. 
 
Today, Element Band has evolved into an unprecedented and profoundly moving experience.  The band’s multifaceted music comes to life through the use of contemporary and traditional instruments. Dabandjian’s trademark arrangements and instrumentations, paired with Soseh Aramouni’s hypnotic vocals, create a rare chemistry that makes Element Band’s performances unparalleled. Band members maintain the integrity of traditional songs by performing with indigenous instruments. The band’s virtuosity allows them the flexibility to explore music without boundaries or limitations. In addition to Dabandjian and Aramouni, Element Band’s musical ensemble includes vocalist Natalie Avunjian, Shant Mahserejian on violin, Aragas Abramian on guitar, Armen Manavazyan, the band’s contrabassist, and Vinny Mezian on drums and percussion. The band is rounded out by a gifted dyad of musical guests including Artyom Manukyan on cello, Mahsa Ghassemi also on cello and Vahan Bznuni on piano. Element Band’s global soundscape has led them to grace the stages of some of the finest venues around the globe, including Los Angeles favorites such as the Hollywood Bowl, Nokia Theater, Kodak Theater, The Ford Amphitheatre, Starlight Bowl and Skirball Cultural Center. An enthusiastic audience response to Element Band's playlist resulted in the band's first album: "Yev O Phe," which earned the 2006 Armenian Music Awards’ “Best Newcomer” designation. Subsequently, the band’s double album "Oo,"  (pronounced ooh) won “Best International Album of the Year” at the 2009 Armenian Music Awards and has attracted a diverse mix of listeners. The band’s current fan base spans three generations and transcends the musical preferences prevalent in local culture. Most recently, the band has announced the release of their album “e`”, which Dabandjian believes is Element Band’s best work to date. 



Ապրիլ Գրատան Երաժշտական Գիշերները
կը ներկայացնէ

նոր հրատարակուած


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Երաժշտական ներկայացում մը խումբի անդամներու հետ՝
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ՇԱԲԱԹ, ՓԵՏՐՈՒԱՐ 23, 2019 - երեկոյան ժամը 7:30ին
ԱՊՐԻԼ ԳՐԱՏՈՒՆ
415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA

 
Մուտքը ազատ. Տեղեկութիւններու համար հեռաձայնել՝ (818) 243-4112.
 
«Էլէմէնթ Պէնտ»ի Երգարանը կը պարունակէ յայտնի եւ սիրուած երգեր որոնք յաճախ կը կատարուին խումբի կողմէ իրենց համերգներուն: Երգարանի յատկութիւնները մէկն այն է որ երգերը կը ներկայացուին եւ հայերէն լեզուով եւ իրենց անգլերէն տառափոխուած տարբերակներով: Խումբի անդամներ՝ Արա Տապանճեանը եւ Սօսէ Քէշիշեանը պիտի կատարէն երգարանէն առնուած կարգ մը երգեր հանդիսատեսներու ընկերակցութեամբ.
 

 
Abril Bookstore's Music Nights are evenings dedicated to music, through performance, lectures, meetings with artists, and any other experience dealing with Armenian music and any music enjoyed by Armenians throughout the world. Keeping the international aspect of the Armenian Diaspora in mind, these musical evenings will celebrate the music of Armenia as well as the music of the world. Evenings take place on the last Saturday of each month.