Haig Yazdjian is one of the great figures in world music. This super-charged, traditional meets modern band album unites the two sides of his remarkable musical personality – the virtuosic traditionalist and the restless innovator. Recorded in a series of long sessions at Aeolia Studio in Athens, Amalur packs the fruit of more than ten years experimentation into some of the densest, punchiest, most richly textured music Yazdjian has ever delivered. In 2001, Yeraz, was released to much critical acclaim, both in Greece and abroad. A high episode of Yazdjian’s narrative, Yeraz unfolded a dreamworld, a reality of possibilities, an inner world, common to all listeners and fellow dreamers. The years that followed found Yazdjian to be touring Europe yet again, as well as forming several side-projects that helped him set the foundations for new artistic heights.
Haig Yazdjian is a composer and a vocalist and an Oud player and a producer. He was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1959. His parents are Armenians from Kayseri, Nevşehir, modern-day Turkey. He has lived in Greece, which is where he began his interest in Eastern music. His first album BEAST ON THE MOON was not that famous. But the second one TALAR, showed up in 1996 and accelerated his popularity. Yazdjian played on Loreena McKennitt's 2006 album An Ancient Muse. 1995: Nihavend Ionga.
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One of these is Haig Yazdjian, a singer, oud player and composer who now lives in Greece. He was born though to Armenian parents in the Syrian city of Aleppo, and his work combines traditional music from Armenia with more modern elements from the East
Yeraz - Haig Yazdjian. Yareh Mardou Yara Kuta (Live) - Haig Yazdjian. Souk El Tawil - Haig Yazdjian. Yar KO Parag (Live) - Haig Yazdjian. Votum Separatum (Original Mix) - Haig & Raffi. Little Aurora (Original Mix) - Haig & Raffi.
HAIG YAZDJIAN - Oud, Vocal Haig Yazdjian was born by Armenian parents in Syria, and has been living in Greece for the last 20 years. There, he discovered the enchanting elements of Eastern music, and took up the oud as the means to express an inner undiscovered domain. Soon, he became extremely popular as an oud soloist, and one of the most characteristic vocalists. In the summer of 2000 Yazdjian released BEAST ON THE MOON, an album that signified a new expressive turn in his music quest. In 2001 at a point of expressive and performance maturity, he releases YERAZ, a dreamworld for fellow listeners. COLLABORATIONS Hiag Yazdjian has collaborated with: Nikos Xydakis, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Savina Yannatou, Maria Farantouri, Omar Farouk Tekbilek, Djivan Gasparyan, Theodossi Spasov, Glen Velez, Abdullah Chhadeh, VEDAKI Group, EVA Quartet and Kudsi Erguner.