Ara Malikian “15” celebrates the Lebanese violinist’s 15th anniversary of living in Spain. Malikian will perform original works as well as pieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Radiohead, Manuel de Falla, and more. This concert will be held at (Le) Poisson Rouge on March 18th at 6:30pm and is part of Flamenco Festival NY 2016.
Malikian makes it obvious but Miserlou, a surf guitar song made popular by Dick Dale in 1962, is a traditional song from the Eastern Mediterranean
About Ara Malikian
Ara Malikian is multicultural like the Flamenco. He is an Armenian classical violinist from Lebanon who lives and works in Spain.
Flamenco is interesting because you can approach it from so many directions and they are all true. Malikian has a European classical music foundation. Within that, you can hear Gypsy and Klezmer music from Central Europe, Arab and Jewish melodies from the Middle East, and distant echoes from the mountains and grasslands between the Black and Caspian Seas. This musical feast all adds up to Flamenco.
Malikian was nominated for a 2015 Latin Grammy for “Best Long Music Video.” After 24 albums and seven movie soundtracks, Malikian is an artist who is truly coming into his own on the international stage.