The independent-ambient-experimental band Deleyaman was founded in 2000 by the armenian-american musician and multi-instrumentalist Aret Madilian. Their unique, emotional and enigmatic sound and the divers cultures of the three Deleyaman band members allow them to create an inspiring music which is as profound as it is universal.
Deleyaman is the first alternative band to have included the rare and haunting ancient wind instrument called the “duduk” as a permanent instrument in their compositions.
Their musical influences are vast. From anatolian music to ambient, experimental and coldwave, their ethereal and otherworldly sound offers something far beyond the music heard in mainstream rock or pop genres.
Deleyaman’s first three albums have often been likened to Dead Can Dance’s work. Music journalists have mentioned the Velvet Underground, the minimalistic side of Erik Satie, Pink Floyd and Krautrock bands upon hearing a piece of music or a passage from Deleyaman.
What is certain is that Deleyaman's band members don't seem to get sidetracked by trends. They follow their own creative path while shaping their sincere and authentic sound. They have released five eclectic albums to date in Europe and in the U.S. defying the narrow vision of single genres.
Deleyaman shows are often inspiring and emotionally charged. They will perform a special set of songs from their new and upcoming album entitled "The Weight of Things" which will be released in the fall. (www.deleyaman.com)
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La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.