TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music

TAQS.IM Middle Eastern Music

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Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio

‏Antranig Kzirian sits down with Becca Stevens, Ara Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovski, and Tamer Pinarbaşi to discuss their new collaboration entitled "Becca Stevens and The Secret Trio". 2021 GRAMMY-nominated Becca Stevens was in awe witnessing The Secret Trio’s performance at the Gro ...  Show more

Aliya Cycon: Oud Player, Singer & Composer

‏Talented young Oud player and singer Aliya Cycon joins the podcast. She was born and raised in America, but her music suggests otherwise. Singing in Arabic, Spanish and English, while showing off her exciting and virtuosic Oud playing, Aliya shares her curiosity for the world th ...  Show more

Emad Shakouri: Persian Kanun & World Music

‏Persian Kanun Master Emad Shakuri joins the podcast. He discusses how he started playing the kanun, performing with a multitude of musicians, world music and his approach to arranging music.   Topics Include: Spent time in Sweden, Iran and Turkey, where he bought a Kanun in Ista ...  Show more

Nune Melik: Violin, Babajanian & Buffett

‏Violinist, Educator, Producer & Writer Dr. Nune Melik joins the podcast. As a soloist she has performed at Carnegie Hall and founded the Hidden Treasure International, which comprises research, performance, and lectures of rarely heard music. Recently she received her doctorate ...  Show more

Danny Shamoun: Drums, Darbuka & Ney

‏Danny Shamoun, a Los-Angeles based multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from Detroit, discusses how he started with Middle Eastern Music and transitioned to performing with System of a Down (SOAD), joining Scars of Broadway as a keyboardist, learning the Arabian Ney Flute an ...  Show more