Ara Dinkjian: Guestbook
November 2, 2009
hayallerimden birisi, sözlerini Sezen Aksu' nun yazdigi ''vazgeçtim'' isimli besteni,ermenice,kürtçe,grekçe sözlerle söylemek...bu bestende sanki ibadet eder gibi bir hal geliyor insana..muhtesem,sonsuz tesekkür ederim...hep baris ve hep sevgi...ilkim
October 29, 2009
slm Ara; yine mi çeçek ,ağladıkça. beni alıp götürüyor iç alemime. Ya rabbi nasıl eserler bunlar. duygularla şarklıar bir arada. sana çooooooook teşekkür eder bizi müzik zevkinden mahrum etme. bizim memlekette ermenileri sevmezler ama ben sana hayranım.her zaman.sen de sevdim herseyi.
September 26, 2009
your concert "kökler ve dallar" was wonderful. i admired you.
September 21, 2009
Seni İstanbul'da izlemek çok isterim.Müziğin beni çok heyecanlandırıyor.İyi ki varsın üstad.
September 18, 2009
i'm very exciting for your concert in İstanbul. i'll be there 26 September in Aya İrini....
September 15, 2009
I enjoyed the performance at AYF Olympics in Providence Saturday night. When your dad sang Yerevan Erebuni and thanked the band, I thought it was special. Good luck in the future. I hope you do something in Armenia.
Sandra Boyajian Morath
July 24, 2009
I found some of your performances on YouTube and have been looking at them the past couple of days... Eddie is already enjoying your music.
July 8, 2009
Muziginiz muhtesem. Size ne kadar hayranim anlatamam. Insallah bir gun canli bir performansinizi izlemek nasip olur.
June 25, 2009
Sezen Aksu'in, tser horinumı yeğoğ "vazgeçtim"ı yerkelen i ver, dzanot em tser yerajshdutyan...Vorkan gazte tser müzikı...Aysor, hantibumov mı, tser sireli hor, Onnik Dinkjian'i live in Jerusalem cd'n ungntrelu badivı abretsank...Ayt cd'in Ruhi Ayangil'i goğme Newyork'en knvelov, İstanbulahayi mı, nviruadz ıllalı, barunagutyunı yev enerjin mez yerçangutyun yev hadjuyk badcarets...
Tser live in Jerusalemn al perfect e...İ verço ısink te, tser müzikı, Turkiatsi Hay müzikn e, vor ir meçı gı barunage, te alaturka yev te hay darrerov ojdvadz ghorung vokin...
Yerani te Turkio meç, hadug konsernerov gareli ıllar tsez ungntrel, yev tser sireli hayrigı...
Ays nütin masin kani mı hastsein mailer nedadz em...Haçoghutyunner gı maghtem, harkank yev sirov...Karolin :)
June 19, 2009
"If you'd never been born, then you might be an Isn't!
An Isn't has no fun at all. No, he disn't."
- Dr. Seuss -
June 18, 2009
please turkey in concert !!!
June 18, 2009
duygu yüklü yüreginizden gelen muhtesem nagmeleriniz için tesekkürler bu güzellikleri bizlerle paylastıgınız için..tüm eserlerinizi dinlerken aldıgım keyfi,hüznü,sevgiyi,mutlulugu anlatamam ellerinize yüreginize saglık ..sevgiler saygılar TÜRKİYE-ELAZIG
June 14, 2009
Your music is extremely popular in my country - Israel.
Your musical touch and feel is truly inspiring.
Looking forward to hear you with or without the rest of "Night Ark" in Israel.
June 10, 2009
Ara you are my idol!
Your sound and your touch of the strings made me to fall in love with the oud :)
God bless you. Keep on sweetening our ears and our souls.
June 7, 2009
Dear Ara, My Friend...
Your music travel us in magic worlds.It makes us to dream lost homelands...!!!
June 3, 2009
Ara, it was great seeing you and talking to you, although the time was too brief for me, as I really wanted to pick your brain. I just viewed some of your performance on youtube and I am immensely proud of you, and all that you've accomplished. You deserve the best in your life!
June 3, 2009
I've only heard you twice. The second time you stole my 10-year old daughter's heart! (but I forgive you). Please play more often!
May 18, 2009
Dear Mr. Dinkjian
I'm from Kyiv (Ukraine). Love Your music!!!
It would be so great if You could play in Kyiv...
May 11, 2009
YOU ARE THE BEST UD PLAYER
April 17, 2009
Dear Mr. Dinkjian,
My name is Sareen Hairabedian, I am a student from Jordan.
Lately i have been working on a short film that is under the supervision of The Royal film Commission, which is a non profit organization in Jordan, that encourages youth to make short films . I have been selected by The Royal Film Commission ,amongst many to make my film, and as I have heard your beautiful music, would like to use some of your tracks in my 5 minute film ,only after your approval.
The tracks I would like to ask permission to use are the following:
Going With Abandon
The film is a 5 minute experimental short, that talks about what we like about Jordan and what we would like to see improve to the better. This film will not be used for commercial purposes .
I will provide you with any additional information that you require.
Awaiting your feedback and wishing you every success in your music making,
Your music inspires me everyday!
April 13, 2009
ask ariyorum dostluk
April 12, 2009
Hi Ara, first of all I have to tell you how sweet you make the cumbus sound, it nearly made me cry in one of your songs with Night Ark!! The question is: Do you have only 6 strings on your cumbus and are them normal cumbus strings or heavier gauges? And How do you amplify your cumbus and oud? (which mics etc..)..thanks a lot and keep on playing that HEALING music you do!!!! take care
my music....I hope you like it
April 7, 2009
We would love to hear you play in Istanbul.
March 23, 2009
Hi Ara, long time no see but I listen to your music regularly. I love it. I recently befriended and attended a concert with Kinan Azmeh. He is a remarkable clarinet player from Syria with a Juilliard degree. He loves your music and was interested in meeting you. Jesse is studying violin in Skopje, Macedonia and will be home at the end of April. I hope all is well with you and would live to get together or hear from you . All the best Steve Kotansky
March 20, 2009
hi ara... nowadays i'm discovering new something about kurdish and armenian concept. you are one of them. i know "ağladıkça" but i didn't know that you composed it. it's the best song for me.
i hope so, i will meet you.....
loves from istanbul
March 1, 2009
Always your deep playing transports me to some place inexplicable, mysterious and mystical. Rare does one find music/playing that so awakens the soul and strums ever so reverently the invisible strings within of joy, peace and what some would call "divinity." Thomas Chapin experienced this with you, I'm sure, each time he played with you or listened to your music. What blessings were wrought in the Universe when you two played together, when you sat and talked together, when you walked together. I'm so honored to have been introduced to you, Ara, beautiful soul and master musician, through Thomas. I love to play your CDs over and over again; they uplift me and fill me wtih
light and universal good. Wish I could see you more in live concert, or even at the annual Jerusalem Oud Festival -- maybe one day! To me, you, like Thomas did, represent the finest in musicianship, honoring totally such a sacred calling to offer your gift to the world. Yes, for peace on earth. (It's working. It's working...)
Wishing you all the best, always.
February 22, 2009
Thanks my brother!!! mer poqr azgi mets mardkantsits meknes....yerazeshtutianet noterits kareli e mer azgi patmutian gire kardal. aroxjutiun ev stextagortakan hajoxutiun!!!!
February 4, 2009
Your music is inspiring!! Traditional and forward
thinking at the same time! I hope more musicians are influenced by your style.
January 18, 2009
thank you for the fantastic music. antonios,hamburg
January 15, 2009
The real enjoyment is when your heart fills thankfulness
and predisposes to love thank you Ara,Sofia.
October 31, 2008
Aman! You play the oud great... How ´s Manolis Pappos doing??? I ´ve lost him.. YOu know he´s THE bouzouki player. I hope to meet you once..
Love and greek greetings from Austria,
October 19, 2008
I was glad very that afterwards from a lot of years I found way to send to you the greetings and my love. I remember always you and you I wait for when you come in Greece we eat gavro
October 18, 2008
You are Perfeckt Ara . I am from Nort Kurdistan..(ost turkey official:)) ...
we love you and your music
October 4, 2008
Bazen içimizi acıtan, kimi zaman kıpır kıpır oynatan, sihirli ezgilerin sahibi...ellerin dert görmesin, bedeninize sağlık, ömrünüze bereket.
Önce, Invisible Lover (Yine mi Çiçek)le farkına vardım senin. Takipteyim. :)
Türkiye'den saygı ve selamlarımla...
MICHAEL FROM ISRAEL
September 24, 2008
YOU COMPOSE MUSIC THAT WILL BE PLAYED FOREVER!
September 17, 2008
HAYASTAN IS THE BEST AND ARA IS THE BEST OF ALL
September 16, 2008
I discovered you while surfing on youtube and I love very much your music. I will buy your Cd and wish to see you soon in France!
un fan de France.
September 4, 2008
when i listen your song,i find my self somewhere in middle east like;jerusalem,bitlis,diyarbakır,yerevan...Perfectly music.
hope to meeting you and God bless you..
August 28, 2008
It is a great joy to listen your songs thru Haris Alexiou, Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Sezen Aksu. You are so special.. Thanks
August 27, 2008
gercekten mütihş, udun sesi hiç çıkmadığı gibi çıkıyor, olmadığı kadar yumuşak tınlıyor, bizi başka alemlere geçiriyor:)
teşekkürler ve bi konser lutfen:))
August 6, 2008
I heard your musics firstly from Sezen Aksu . You are very talented musician , and she is a wonderful singer. When we see mix of it , the brilliant works emerge .
Please continue sharing your musics with Sezen again .
August 6, 2008
Thanks for your music. We love you , we love Onnik Dinkjian , Ohannes Tunc , Arto Tunc...
August 3, 2008
I fell in love with Ara's beautiful music while watching the PBS series Making Sense of the Sixties, for which he composed the original music. Does anybody know if that soundtrack has ever been released commercially? Thank you for the peace and love your artistry brings to us all.
Dawn Werme Pratson
August 2, 2008
Ara, Did we go to Hartt School together in the late 70s? I think of you from time to time. I played a little flute improv on a recording of yours. I'd love to hear from you.
July 22, 2008
We are so lucky that your songs are traveling with us.
We love you.
July 21, 2008
thank you for the pure inspiration.
June 23, 2008
I love you man. Hope to see you sometime soon,
its been to long.
June 16, 2008
thank you for your music you're something like a sumbol to the new oud players
ANAHID ARAXI TOROSSIAN SHEHERLIAN
June 16, 2008
SIRELI ZAVAG OF ONNIG: ARA
IES URUGUAYEN GUE KREM KEZI. SHAD URAJAZA IERP ZAVAGS, ARSEN JRGUEZ INTERNETOV MICHOZAV ADRESSE UR GRNAI LSEL KU HAIRIGUIT IERKERE. MENK HOS POLORS GUE HISHENK KU HAIRT, SHAD HAMESD, SIRAHAR MARTIG VOR POLORIS AIS HERAVOR APEREN SIRDERES LEZUZ IERP IEGAV IR ZAINOV LEZUZ HAI SERE MER MECH.
IES MAIRIGT AL YANZA, IEV NAIEV JOSEZANK ANKLERENEN IREN HED EDGAR ATTARIANIN DUNE, UR BZDIG HANTES ME ERINK IRENZ HAMAR.
HEDO MEZI HERAVIREZIN TARJETOV KU KUIRIGUIT AMUNSNUTEAN PAIZ TYPAJTAPAR CHGRZANK IERTAL.
SADH SHAD URAJ IENK LSELU ZEZI MASIN IEV HAMPUIRNER GUE JRGUEN POLORIT SIROV.
I AM AN ARMENIA-URUGUAYAN WHO MEET YOUR PARENTS A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN THEY CAME TO OUR COUNTRY INVITED BY THE "CLUB VRAMIAN". WE HAVE A PARTY AT EDGAR ATTARIAN HOUSE AND SPENT SHAD A VERY GOOD TIME. I SPOKE A LOT WHIT YOUR MOTHER ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SISTER ANAHID. MY BEST WHISHES TO ALL OF YOU, GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
June 14, 2008
a few days ago,i received ''tears of dignity''in my mailbox,i listened to it often and i want to thank you for all the pleasure ,sensibility and beauty that yours recordings ( 4 night ark +this one )bring to my family home.A listener from paris,france.
May 25, 2008
merhabalar müziğinizi ilk sezen aksu çalışmalarında dinlemiştim ,bugün ise aynı şehirden olduğumuzu öğrendim ve gururlandım,başarı dileklerimle demeyeceğim zaten çok başarılısınız . saygılarımla
May 24, 2008
hi from Türkiye (Turkey).
Hi, the composer of magnificent songs, the eastern side of sezen aksu & eleftheria arvanitaki etc.
yesterday, i bought your cd (live in jerusalem) when i was in Ankara (capital city of Turkey). my friends who didn't know you, listened your compositions first time and they admired your talent.
be with love and respect.
May 19, 2008
Ara, Received the Jurusalem CD as a gift today. I really enjojed it - the music was wonderful, especially seeing that you were the only Armenian in group. Of course, your Dad was in great form. Plaudits to both of you!
May 18, 2008
Barev hargeli hajrenakic !!!
paron ARA DINKJIAN !
DZES DIMELOV KXNDREM DZER PORCARU MASNAGITAKAN XORHURDI MEC KARIQ& UNEM ? ! INCHPES KARELI E , DZES HET HERAXOSOV KAP HASTATEL ?
ES, PATRASTVUM EM, HAIKAKAN ERAZSHTUTYAN MASIN GIRQ HRATARAKEL .
MER HNAGUYN GORCIQNERI MASIN !
ES MIQANI TARI E EVROPAKAN ARXIVNERUM USUMNASIREL EM ))))
SHAT ARXIVNER..... EV SHAT FANTASTIK NORUTYUNNER EM HAVAQEL )))))
ES, CANKANUM EM ! DZES ARACHARKEL
VOR LINEQ TVYAL QORCIQI MASNAGET& , INCHPISIN UDN E !
HETAGA MANRAMASNERU EV TEXEKUTYUNNERI MASIN K XOSENQ .
May 16, 2008
Hi in turkey ara.. You are very nices musician. we love you....
April 27, 2008
we love your music.
it would be so great if you could compose
a poem or a text of Aysel Gürel.........
April 5, 2008
Sorry I missed your concert at Alwan for the Arts in New York -- please keep me posted for anything else that might be going on. I will be certain not to miss it again if I can help it! Congratulations on all of your success --
All the best,
April 2, 2008
en mi familia somos fans de onnik dinkjian a labor de los años y discos y sus melody q aqui a los mas jovenes nos contajia de alegria y poder seguir escuchando sus canciones
March 25, 2008
I don't know English very well so I'll write Turkish.. Seni ilk kez bir Ahmet Kaya şarkısında tanıdım ; ''Ağladıkça'' . İlginçti, güzeldi,değişikti ama başka birşeyler de vardı. Kısa bir araştırmanın ardından seni buldum. Duydum ki o etkileyici ezgiler sana aitmiş. Mutlu oldum. Söyleyecek pek birşey yok ama burada senin şarkılarını bulmak oldukça zor. Türkiye burası! Keşke tarih daha farklı yazılabilse; sen Türkiye'nin sanatçısı olsan, barış dolu ezgiler göğe yükselse. Olmuyor, olamıyor biliyorsun. Tarih bu coğrafya'da hep onlarca kontrol edildi, onlara alet olduk, halen onlara bağlıyız; ''Batı''. Neyse amacım tarih hakkında konuşmak değil zaten. Müzik yaşamında başarılar dilerim.
Dağlı was here...
March 21, 2008
Are you up for a trip to Mandolin Brothers? There is a pressing need to buy a dobro/resonator guitar...
Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter
March 6, 2008
I just got both Ara's An Armenian in America and Onnik's live in Jerusalem and I cannot stop listening to them both. I am very familiar with the genre and had known Ara from Night Ark, but was not aware that he is still performing. The musicianship is of a very high calibre and both the new compositions and traditional songs are very organically performed in good taste. May God give both Ara and Onnik a long and healthy life. Thank you for such great music.
January 30, 2008
C'est un fils de dikranagertsi qui serait heureux d'entendre une composition musicale entre Onnik et toi. Yacha Tsezi.
January 26, 2008
Ara, just found your website. Looks great,brings back nice memories.Looking forward to another trip-as always.Hope to see you soon. Zaven[djhamells friend]
January 17, 2008
Ara,congratulations!! Your compositions are awesome. I came across your website accidentally and wanted to say hello. Regards, Charlie.
January 16, 2008
my name is karine dinkjian all i want to say that Mr.Ara im proud of you and specially that we carry the same family name.
December 26, 2007
Dear Mr. Dinkjian,
Let me introduce myself, my name is Meri Karako and I am from Israel.
I was born in Turkey and had been denying my roots for a long time, until I heard your oud sounds emerge from your last CD.
I also attended your performance in the Tel Aviv Zappa club. My enthusiasm was so great, that as a creative artist myself, I would like to incorporate your music into my video-art project which is about yoga.
The piece I would like to incorporate is number 11 - “The Long Goodbye”, from your last CD - “An Armenian in America”.
I will point out that the movie is not for any commercial purposes, and ask your permission to use your music in it.
I am happy to provide you with any additional information you require.
Since I am currently in the advanced stages of editing the movie, I will highly appreciate a quick response.
Thanks in advance,
December 26, 2007
You are an excellent music group.
Your music is one of the future sounds,like 'Oregon' or Premiata Forneria Markoni.
December 24, 2007
Dear Ara, We are grateful for the beautiful CD, Live in Jerusalem. We were honored to meet you at the !st. Fri. eventin Binghamton,NY. The music is beyond words,just absolutely gorgeous,soulful and moving. We hope to meet with you again and look forward to another concert. Our sincere well wishes, and gratiude for your fine gifts and generosity. Carol and Joseph
December 7, 2007
Ara: I have many things to tell you...But you know, words can't show the essential.So...THANK YOU !
God bless you.
December 3, 2007
hello ara its arev`s friend Lindsey i heard you did great on you concert in Jerusalem....just wanted to congratulate you.....tell Arev i say hi. See you over basketball season!
December 3, 2007
my ears thank you...still....
December 2, 2007
hi this is samantha, i go to lincoln school in ridgefield park, new jersey where mrs. dinkjian teaches at. i have been her student for 2 years, in fifth and sixth and she showed us pictures of your concert and you guys were in jerusalem and they were really. just stopped by to say hi. send back bye..
PS: MS.DINKJIAN IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEACHERS IN SCHOOL =]
November 30, 2007
Dear mr Dinkjian i am from hellas, i admire your work. Because i study the oud, i have heard the cd's of night ark a lot to try to understand your high level techinq. I would like to ask u if u can to give me some advises on playing oud, i would be gratefull. Sorry for my Greek -English!
November 30, 2007
parev yeghpayr.I bought your Live in Jerusalem cd with your father its incredible you are magnificent musicians and honor of the Armenians so I wish long and healty life to you.
God bless all Armenians.
October 26, 2007
I finally found some time to try and catch up since I saw you last in Watertown. So that's what you've been up too. Reading through some of the emails people have sent you, it is wonderful to see how you have touched and inspired listeners and musicians, alike. I always knew you would. Stay in touch.
October 23, 2007
An acquaintance just shared some of your music with me; it's beautiful. You now have a new fan in California.
October 3, 2007
This is your friend from New York, Ariel Roubinov, hope you well and working on some new music for all of us. Just wanted to let you know that i add a link in my web site to your site. www.relfilms.com.
I'm still in new york and thinking about moving to LA in the next few weeks.
September 23, 2007
I think, it was on the 70's, on your birthday night, when I first heard you playing guitar in Montreal with your dad (vocal), Mr Barsamian (oud), the late B Sohigian (dumbeg) and Karnig Meghitarian (clarinet). Hope, you kept some "cassettes" with you, to remember that remarkable event. Onnik said: "...and I want to present you this young person, but not because we have the same name, but because he will become, in the future, one of the best musicians in America. This is Ara Dinkjian, my son, on guitar".
Thank you for this fine chance to be in contact with you via your website. I am feeling lucky!
Take care, Ara.
September 20, 2007
Hi Ara, I was practicing with my oud and got tired and said let me check out Ara's web page. It looks great, I was listening to your latest CD while walking today. Great job!!!! I love it.....
September 16, 2007
Shnorhagaloutyunner tser askhadutyunneri hamar
September 16, 2007
Dear gret man, I am a sri lankan. I just found your song Dynata Dynata on youtube. I do not have words to explain how much i was amused by it. we, the sri lankan have made a nice dance to the song as well. see it on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrYW4E_R4FQ
August 31, 2007
Last night I went to visit some old friends I had not seen for about 9 years. We were welcomed into their new home to the sounds of night ark and the dance we had performed so many years ago.It was the best "Homecoming" I miss you guys..I am glad to see you are still making music for the world.
love love love to you and your family
August 31, 2007
i am a turkish girl from germany
and i love your music.your music
inspires me.......and takes me away
August 21, 2007
Dear Ara.. i don't know do you understand turkish but just wanna tell you in the the language who speaks my soul nagmelerinizi nasil sevdigimi..
30 yasindayim 1994 ilk defa Elefterhia Arvanitaki'inin grandios " Ta Kormia Kai Ta Maxairia" Albümünde isminiz gözüme gecti ondan sonra bugüne kadar izlerinizi takip etmege basladim seve seve..
Müziginiz.. cogu zaman gözlerimi yasla dolduruyor ve gönlümü ferahlatiyor.
Dile getiremem parcalarinizla hangi sanatcinin dilinde olsa ne günler beraber gecirdik.
Son günlerdir John Berberian'i ve George Mgrdichian'i sabahdan aksama kadar dinliyorum.
En sevdigim parca su ara "Asa Inch Anem" anlatamam bu Allahin bana verdigi dile neler hisetiyorum bu mahniyi dinleyince.
Keske Cenab bana güzel ses verseydi ve Siz le Arto Tuncboyaciyanla beraber sarkilar yapsaydik.
Büyük Saygi ve Sevgiler Almanyadan bir Türk severiniz.
August 20, 2007
Ara!!!! I found your myspace page and clicked the link to here...I searched you for some good music cause I'm sick of everything thats out there....I added you as a friend on myspace so approve me..and I probably already added one of your songs to my page...hope you guys are doing well...my love to all
August 7, 2007
When and where will you perform your next concert? Awesome mixing on the CD. Eager for your next.
August 1, 2007
Your composition and performance on Sezen Aksu's "Yine Mi Cicek" on the Deliveren album is sheer genius!
Still sends chills down my spine. A gorgeous fusion of Middle Eastern and Western styles.
June 18, 2007
Hi Daddy! Happy Birthday..my friends Jordan and Dan say happy birthday too. Jordan is a big fan of you..I love you! and Happy Fathers' Day!
June 18, 2007
U ve been the reason I started oud.Thank you, even though I never met you..My ears owns you.Keep up.
June 14, 2007
I don't know English very well so I'll write Turkish.. sevgili ara tüm eserleri bilmem ama bir Ahmet kaya hayranı olduğumdan Ağladıkça eserini araştırdığımda sizin olduğunu öğrenince büyük bir hayranlık duydum. sizi tebrik ederim şu ana kadar Ahmet kaya eseri biliyorduk. ayrıca Kraliçemiz Sezen Aksuyla çalışmalarınız da mükemmel. Keşke Türkiye de sizin gibi sanatçılar olsa ve müziğe zevkle dinlesek. şimdilerde müziğimiz epey kirlendi. iyi sanatçılar da tükeniyor.
June 2, 2007
can one still buy night ark CD's?
May 30, 2007
I was a fan of yours back when we were teenagers, why stop now.
May 21, 2007
Միայն մէկ խնդրանք՝ շարունակէ նոյն ուղիով։
aras minimeAKA raffi massoyan
May 1, 2007
nice website ara, i didnt even know you had one, well i like the new CD
April 30, 2007
I just want to say that I am once again proud to be a student of world's greater oud player that is living...
April 6, 2007
my ears thank you...
April 5, 2007
Ara, my old friend, thankyou for the music and friendship in our young time. Those memories are still so much a part of who I am now.
March 9, 2007
ara,hazar bravo's on your accomplishments!!!
from ara the ara,who spells his name left to right,not right to left!!!!
February 20, 2007
Enjoying the CD!
Your other NJ 'daughter':)
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February 20, 2007
What a journey! Great site, but far more importantly, your musicianship is superb. Every time I hear you, live or recorded, there's something new to appreciate. Bravo, really.