Zulal is a U.S. a capella trio performing traditional Armenian songs.
Based in New York, U.S.A., the trio (whose name means "clear water" in Armenian) takes Armenian village folk melodies and weaves them into intricate arrangements.
Zulal’s singers, Teni Apelian, Yeraz Markarian, and Anaïs Tekerian, have been singing together since 2002. The trio has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of the City of New York, the Alex Theatre, and the Longy School of Music, as wella s performing for the Cirque du Soleil, The Near East Foundation, and the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia. In 2004, they released their first album, Zulal, followed in 2008 by Notes to a Crane.
Apelian developed a taste for a capella singing when a member of the Jazz Choir at Carnegie Mellon, where she graduated with a Master’s in Arts Management. Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives in New Jersey. Tekerian studied theatre at Yale University, where she sang with and directed the Yale Slavic Chorus. Originally from San Francisco, Anaïs now lives in New York, performing in plays and films in and around the city. She is also a piano teacher. Markarian has enjoyed singing from an early age, and participated in an all-female a cappella group at Barnard College, Columbia University as a "bass". A native New Yorker, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology.
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