Ara Topouzian - Artist Page
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Born in Detroit, Ara Topouzian showed an interest in music in early youth. He played the cornet through the public school music program and in college, he began studying Armenian and Middle Eastern classical and folk music. In 1991, he formed American Recording Productions (ARP) with the intent to record and preserve this type of world music. To date, his record label has produced over twenty recording of Armenian and Middle Eastern music. ARP products are distributed nationwide in most major retail outlets. He has performed at several Armenian, world music concerts, and folk festivals throughout the country.

Ara's music is featured in a PBS documentary entitled "The Armenian Americans" first aired in New York on March 22, 2000 and distributed nationally.

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