Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient Armenian sacred music with jazz piano. Vahan Stepanyan/ECM hide caption

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05Your Mercy is Boundless (Bazum en Qo gtutyunqd)

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    Your Mercy is Boundless (Bazum en Qo gtutyunqd)
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    Luys i Luso
    Artist
    Tigran Hamasyan / Yerevan State Chamber Choir
    Label
    ECM
    Released
    2015

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"Sometimes the music that I write doesn't need to have lyrics, it just needs vowels," says jazz artist Tigran Hamaysan. Maeve Stam/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Jazz Pianist Taps Armenian Folk, Metal Riffs And A Sense Of History

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Austin-based Charlie Belle, led by 16-year-old Jendayi Bonds (center) along with her brother Gyasi Bonds (left) and Zoe Czarnecki, will release a debut EP on Jan. 13. Barclay Ice & Coal/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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