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Duduk sings

Los Angeles, CA – VIZA is happy to announce that longtime member, duduk player Jivan Gasparyan, Jr. has rejoined the group and will be performing with the band at the acclaimed Roxy Theater on February 16, 2017. The duduk is a double reed instrument known as the signature wind sound of eastern Armenian culture, and played a role in adding a unique flavor to VIZA’s performances and recordings.
 
“I’m happy to be back performing with my brothers,” said Gasparyan. “We have many fond memories and built something special with the group, and I am excited to take the stage with them again here in LA,” he added.
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Consisting of the fretless 11 string oud and double reed wind duduk, VIZA presents a unique blend of rock elements fused with middle eastern rhythms. As a key cog in the Sunset club scene known for energetic and captivating live performances, VIZA promises to deliver a highly anticipated performance. 
 
After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, VIZA is looking to explore a new dimension in the new year. 
 
The band is excited for Gasparyan’s return. “We are happy that Jivan is back performing here, and can’t wait for the show. The different instruments of the group really make for a unique sound,” they said.

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VIZA returns!

Los Angeles, CA – After a hiatus, international rockers VIZA will be at the acclaimed Roxy Theater on February 16, 2017 to bring their unique brand of rock to the stage. Consisting of the fretless 11 string oud and double reed wind duduk, VIZA presents a unique blend of rock elements fused with middle eastern rhythms. As a key cog in the Sunset club scene known for energetic and captivating live performances, VIZA promises to deliver a highly anticipated performance.

“We are looking forward to performing next month,” said the band. “It’s one of our favorite venues, and the lineup will be a lot of fun.”

Often a platform for providing a showcasing opportunity for young artists from the local community, next month’s Viza concert features the artistry and skills of Tiffany Madadian, Avakian and Christopher Piliguian. “We are happy to share the stage with up and coming artists of our local community,” stated Viza’s members.

After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, Viza is looking to explore a new dimension in the new year. “Our sound and approach has matured, just as we have as a unit and as individuals. We’ve been writing some new material and trying out different things to explore our limits, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

All Ages – Doors 7:30pm
Ticketshttp://www.theroxy.com/event/1390037-viza-west-hollywood/

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Naive Melody

This is the second cover off our Kickstarter campaign, thanks to Raffi and Alice Tanielian for kickstarting this drifting Talking Heads ballad.

Purchase on iTunes and at CdBaby.

Written by the Talking Heads

Produced by Warren Huart

Engineered by Sam Martin
Mixed by Warren Huart
Mixing Assistant Sam Martin
Assistant Engineers David Schwerkolt, Connor Stobaugh, Nico Grossfeld, Jake Gable and Matt Emonson.

Recorded at Sunset Sound and Spitfire Studio.

Mixed at Spitfire Studio

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering

Artwork by Mher Vahakn

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Feed the Need VI – Benefit Concert at the Troubadour – 11.26.14

Its that time of the year again where we get together for a night in which we all can make a difference in helping those in need during the holidays. Join us at the Troubadour on Wednesday, November 26th and help us, help them.

Proceeds will be going to the children of the Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles – www.larmh.org

UPDATE: Tickets are no longer available online, they are however available for purchase at the door.

All Ages – Doors 7:30pm

Performing:
Viza – 11pm
Chameleon Conductor – 10:15pm
3 By Design – 9:30pm
We are Kings and Queens – 8:45pm
No Babies No Bullets – 8:00pm

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