Celebrating Armenian Culture: Anna and Anais with Guest Musicians Kinan Azmeh & Shane Shanahan in Concert
Fri, April 17, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
CELEBRATING ARMENIAN CULTURE
ANNA AND ANAIS WITH GUEST MUSICIANS
Celebrate Armenian Folk with Flamenco flair!
Anna Garano, guitar
Anais Alexandra Tekerian, vocals
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
In commemoration of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY present a special series showcasing the enduring arts and culture of the Armenians, who share a collective tragedy, and who have become an integral part and active voice in the tapestry of world cultures, specifically that of the Middle East and the Arab world, where distinct and complex Armenian communities have taken root and been nourished over the last century.
In this concert, one hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, the alternately haunting and playful melodies of an ancient culture find renewed voice in this melding of Flamenco and Armenian folk with Anna and Anais, who are joined by renowned musicians Shane Shanahan and Kinan Azmeh in this tribute concert.
Anna Garano, classical and Flamenco guitarist hailing from Trieste, Italy, has arranged this repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and guitar. Her collaborator in New York, Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, is an enchanting vocalist who is one third of the acclaimed Armenian a cappella trio Zulal and a resident artist in Alwan's interdisciplinary collective project 1001 Nights.
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Anna Garano received a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatorio Tartini of Trieste (Italy), then acquired a "Diploma di Laurea" in Music History (University of Trieste) specializing in contemporary music, and later on studied Indian and Arabic music at the International Institute of Comparative Music of Venezia. In following years she traveled to Andalusia to study flamenco guitar with such masters as Paco Serrano, Manolo Franco, and Manolo Sanlucar, and studied, most notably, with Paco Peña at the Rotterdam Conservatory where she also played with world music ensembles. Nowadays she composes and performs her own music as well as arrangements of traditional music, as a soloist and with musicians of varied origins, in Italy and around the world.
Grammy Award winning percussionist Shane Shanahan has cultivated his own unique and highly sought after sound by combining his studies of drumming traditions from around the world with his background in jazz, rock and Western art music. He received his Bachelor's Degree and prestigious Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and his Master's Degree from The Hartt School.
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