|Over 100 million Americans trace their ancestry through a passage of Ellis Island, New York. In the beginning of the 20th century, the island became synonymous with freedom for waves of immigrants fleeing Europe and Asia Minor because of oppression and war. Armenians escaped ethnic cleansing and genocide from Ottoman Turkey in 1915. The American immigrant Wall of Honor lists the names, cities, and villages of these brave souls.
This recording is dedicated to these people. Including some of the most beautiful Armenian music ever heard from Joe Zeytoonian on oud, jumbush, and various percussion and Ara Topouzian on kanun percussion. '...the feeling of this is quite natural, in keeping with this tribute to their ancestors' travails.' - Dirty Linen
Track Listing: Enzeli, Bingeol, Wheel (Aneev), Seven Beauties (Yoteh Geghetskuhinere), Long Valley (Uzundara), Reckless (poot-good), Air (ot), Cloud (amb)