Genre Folk
Influence Armenian
Occupation Vocals, bass vocal

Yeraz Markarian has enjoyed performing from a young age, and has participated in Armenian poetry competitions and Armenian theater productions since age 7. A native New Yorker, she has a background in advertising and currently works in Cancer research while she is studying for her PhD in Psychology. Yeraz is a member of the Armenian A Cappella Trio, Zulal and is proud to be taking part in rediscovering Armenian folk music.


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Genre Folk
Influence Armenian
Occupation singer

Originally from San Francisco, discovered her joy of folk when she was a member and then director of the Yale Slavic chorus. A singer and theater artist now living in New York, she has performed in many plays and has written three works for the stage. Her most recent play, Lost Spring, co-created with artist Kevork Mourad, premiered (in French) at the Mucem in Marseille and at the Morgenland Festival in Germany in 2015. Celebrating her Armeni…


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Teni Apelian

Musical Artist
United States

 

Genre Folk
Influence Armenian
Occupation

Teni Apelian’s love for Armenian folk music has guided her musical explorations. Her love for the a cappella genre began at Carnegie Mellon where she sang in the school’s Jazz Choir and earned a Masters in Arts Management. A trip to Armenia in 2000 eventually led her to the members of Zulal in a most circuitous way. In addition to arranging, recording and perform…


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Owen Reynolds

Musical Artist

 

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Influence
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Owen Reynolds has been playing music professionally for over twenty years. This Kentucky native has been a consummate sideman for various local, regional, and nationally touring acts. Studying various styles and traditions of American music and theories, Owen Reynolds brings a wide variety of rhythmic and tonal options to bear, aiming to find the right fit for each song, to “make each song more of what it already is.” He has been …


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