Slideshow: 6th Annual Middle Eastern Festival

By
Trevor Cheitlin
March 26, 2014
A performer from the Sayat Nova Dance Ensemble leads the audience in a line dance.
The Pletenitsa Balkan Choir with the Berklee World Strings (directed by Eugene Friesen).
Middle Eastern Festival founder Christiane Karam speaks to the crowd.
Dancers from Boston-based Ludo Mlado light up the BPC.
The Zulal Armenian A Cappella Folk Trio, backed up by Pletenista and the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival band.
Acclaimed Armenian vocalist Aleksan Harutyunyan serenades the audience.
The Sayat Nova Dance Ensemble.
The Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, directed by festival founder Christiane Karam.
Pianist Christina Azarian shines on the BPC stage.
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson

Berklee's Signature Series returned to the BPC on March 3 for the sixth annual Middle Eastern Festival. This year's festival was dedicated to the music of Armenia, and featured special performances by acclaimed Armenian folk singer Aleksan Harytyunyan and Boston-based folklore dance ensemble Ludo Mlado. Other perfomances included the Sato Moughalian-directed Perspectives Ensemble, a cappella folk trio Zulal, and live painting by Kevork Mourad. It was truly a special night to celebrate Middle Eastern music and culture.

Click on the image above for a short slideshow of images from the concert.

Watch a performance from the festival by Berklee's Pletenitsa Balkan Choir here: