Published June 14, 2022
On July 8th at 20:00 Café Duduk duo invites the residents of Toronto, Canada to take the tension of the workweek away with the relaxing sounds of Armenian duduk and piano. Duduk and Piano: The Sounds of Magic concert will take place at Small World Music concert hall at 180 Shaw Street Toronto, ON M6J 2W5.
Tickets are available at https://cafeduduk.eventbrite.ca
Café Duduk is a musical adventure that was inspired by a love for Armenian duduk music. Duduk player Sar Kamler and pianist Viktor Kott combine their talents to present enchanting sounds of duduk and piano in this romantic July evening.
The duduk (/du:ˈdu:k/ doo-DOOK; or “tsiranapogh” in Armenian meaning “apricot-made wind instrument”), is an ancient Armenian double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood. It is indigenous to Armenia, however variations of the Armenian duduk appear throughout the Caucasus, Balkans and the Middle East.
Having existed for around 1,200 years, this double-reed wind instrument is characterized by a warm, soft, slightly nasal timbre, with a rawness that draws parallels to the human voice. It is a stunning, soulful, and emotionally powerful instrument that speaks to everyone in some way, no matter what their race, color, or religious beliefs are.
The duduk has been on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2008.
Armenian duduk player Artak Asatryan recently participated in a unique concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations ...