Matoula Music


Revma at the Burren

  • Date: May 19, 2016
  • Time: 07:00
  • Location: 247 Elm St., Somerville, MA
  • Venue: REVMA at the BURREN

REVMA is joined by phenomenal master oudist Harry Bedrossian for this special evening.

Border Crossings: In this special program, REVMA will highlight how Greek Roots Music transcends geographic, historic, and personal identities. Join us to listen, dance, and enjoy the Burren’s great menu with featured Greek items.

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Here’s a discount code: 24HOUR. This reduces the price online and is good until the Monday before the show.

REVMA passionately displays the living art of traditional Greek music (“Dimotika”), to listening and dancing audiences. Mesmerizing pentatonic and polyphonic Epirot mountain laments and celebrations, lyrical melodies and the “springing” sousta and ballos dances of the Aegean, Dodekanese, and Ionian islands, powerful odd-metered Macedonian and Thracian rhythms, and the delicate modal tones of urban Smyrnaika, are all shaped by a history drenched in struggle, war, migration, resilience, and philotimia, and charged with Greek life-embracing passion and wit. Our musicians are: Rohan Gregory on violin, Glenn Dickson on clarinet, Fabio Pirozzolo on percussion, guitar, and voice, and Sandy Theodorou on laouto, accordion, and voice.

Harry Bedrossian is a 2nd generation Armenian American who is known throughout the Armenain, Greek and Arabic communities as a versatile Oudist and Pianist. With his family roots hailing from Moush and Palu, Harry’s musical style and repertoire has developed to encompass the entire range of traditional Armenian music and modern Armenian music.
He began his studies with oud master John Berberian, later studying the middle eastern modal system (makam) with the Lebanese violin Maestro Fed Elias. Harry is also a classically trained pianist who’s technique was greatly influenced after seeing and meeting the jazz legend, Oscar Peterson. He later studied with such jazz greats as Dave McKenna and Diamond Centofante.
Harry has performed and recorded with many acclaimed Armenian and Middle Eastern musicians including Paul Baghdadlian, Fred Elias, Spiro Dimoutriou, Mal Barsamian, John and Nick Tatasopoulos and George Abdo.