American Recording Productions
  • American Recording Productions was founded in 1991.
  • Producers of Award Winning World Music!
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Welcome To American Recording Productions

Founded in Michigan (USA), American Recording Productions are producers/distributors of world music, specializing in traditional Armenian and Middle Eastern sounds and rhythms. Using traditional and cultural elements in all of the productions, these include an array of instruments indigenous to the countries of Armenia, Greece, Bulgaria, Arabic nations and the Near East. Instruments such as kanun (laptop harp)oud (pear shape lute)duduk (flute) cumbus (banjo)dumbeg (hand drum) to name a few. American Recording Productions brings world music to a higher level for the masses.

Several world music artists represented on the American Recording Productions label range from Armenian virtuoso Mal Barsamian and oudist George Mgrdichian to Greek clarinetists Vasilios Saleas and Dimitri Stoynoff. The record label was created by Ara Topouzian, an Armenian kanun player, with award winning releases which have been featured in motion pictures, stage performances, and commercials.

Thank you for taking the time to review our releases. If you have any questions or comments, please email them to .


Faces of Bravery
Faces of Bravery is a collection of Armenian folkdance music performed on the kanun, oud, percussion and guitar. This album features the talents of Ara Topouzian, Mark Gavoor, and Skip Krepelka.
Chick Ganimian Live
Recorded live at the Sheraton Regal Hotel in Hyannis, Massachusetts on July 3, 1978. Charles 'Chick' Ganimian was an Armenian-American musician known mostly for playing the oud. His oud style was unique and he was known for playing Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic music.
George Mgrdichian: American Oud Master
George Mgrdichian: American Oud Master features over seventy minutes of classic and never-heard-before music of the legendary George Mgrdichian.
Homage A Tribute to Detroit Armenian Musicians
Recorded live in Detroit, Michigan, this recording pays homage to the first generation and immigrant Detroit Armenian musicians. Music is traditional Armenian dance music.
Live From Detroit: The Ara Topouzian Ensemble
New Featured Albums
Eastern Winds
Eastern Winds
George Mgrdichian: American Oud Master
George Mgrdichian: American Oud Master
Homage A Tribute to Detroit Armenian Musicians
Homage A Tribute to Detroit Armenian Musicians
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6689 Orchard Lake Road, #312
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322-3409
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