Zulal: an a cappella trio of Armenian-American women

An a cappella trio of Armenian-American women

Teni Apelian, Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, Yeraz Markarian
Organized by the Center for Armenian Studies


Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, 8 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Zulal, which means “clear water”, is an a cappella trio that transforms Armenia’s village folk melodies into arrangements that pay tribute to the music’s ancient roots while allowing it new possibilities. Zulal celebrates the trials and joys of old Armenian life, from the echoes of loss to the enduring vibrations of dance and celebration. The trio has performed in such esteemed venues as the Getty Museum, the MET, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Berklee College of Music, and the Kennedy Center. Zulal has four critically acclaimed albums to its credit.

Learn more about the trio here.

The event is co-sponsored by UCI Illuminations, School of Humanities, Department of History, Department of Music, Global Middle East Studies, Jordan Center for Persian Studies, OC Armenian Festival, and OC Armenian Professional Society.

Generous support is provided by the Marjorie and Robert Rawlins Endowment Fund.

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Free admission with registration


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February 16, 2024 - 8:00pm