Anatolian Tunes by The Secret Trio Swept Through Washington D.C.

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With Armenian oud player Ara Dinkjian, qanun player Tamer Pınarbaşı and Balkan music's clarinet virtuoso İsmail Lumanovski, The Secret Trio has given a concert in Washington.

The event, organized by YEE's Washington branch, drew a huge crowd of music fans as well as representatives of many foreign missions.

"Music is what has brought us together"

Oud player Dinkjian indicated that they hope to use their music to convey a message of unity and solidarity to the audience, which is a quite clear message.

He noted that the band members were like brothers. "Music paved the way for our coming together and we saw our similarities. We had differences, but we didn't perceive them as a threat, but turned them into a means for celebration," he said.

Dinkjian pointed out that their audience consisted of people from different groups like the band members themselves, united thanks to music, and this approach could be a solution to many problems in the world.

"A group that always represents fraternity and friendship"

Qanun player Pınarbaşı stated that he was extremely happy to be in Washington. "The Secret Trio is a group that always represents fraternity and friendship," he said.

Clarinet player Lumanovski underlined that they have been working together for 10 years. "We brought our music into the mix and that's how it started. Everyone has different ideas and we take music from different cultures and mix them. The result is fantastic music," he said.