Founded in 1998 by Turkish-born Armenian musician Arto Tuncboyaciyan, the Armenian Navy Band is comprised of twelve of Armenia’s most talented jazz and traditional musicians and uniquely performs the compositions of Tuncboyaciyan, a genre of music he refers to as “avant garde folk.” The Armenia-based ANB has put out six CDs over the past ten years and has performed all over world, going on tour in the US, Europe and throughout Turkey. In 2006, the ANB won the BBC World Music Audience “Best Performer” Award. Accepting the award outside of London, Tuncboyaciyan played his distinctive beer bottle for an audience of thousands.
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