Khatchadour Khatchadourian Dazzles Audiences With His Poignant Voice”

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Khatchadour was born in Lebanon, and grew up singing for 7 years in the Syrian-Armenian children's choir, Karoun. He credits the start of his musical focus on meditative genres to his early years singing in Armenian Orthodox church. He began playing the Armenian woodwind, Duduk, in 2006 under Shea A.J. Comfort's instruction. He holds Bachelor's degrees in both Anthropology & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Khatchadour is a founding member of the Sayat Nvaq Ensemble (Traditional Eastern Armenian, 2015), Saideh & Khatch (Persian & Armenian, 2014), Dahmkash (Contemplative Fusion, 2018), and Yeraz Trio (Arabic & Armenian, 2018). He is also a supporting musician in the Kaavya Connections: World Poetry, Literature & Music. Khatchadour combines sacred Armenian and Arabic voice with Duduk and electronica. He works in the world music, meditation, sound healing and ambient music genres.

Khatchadour is currently working on his 5th album, focusing on Armenian lullabies.