I suppose its ironic that this album is listed in the Turkish section considering that the oud player/vocalist Richard Hagopian is Armenian. Hagopian, Tekbilek, and all the others here (including the fabulous Bulgarian saxophonist Yuri Yunakov) can put those racial differences aside to create some authentic dance music. The drive and rhythm of songs like "Rompi Rompi" is addictive. Come to think of it this whole record is addictive. I think it is extremely unfortunate that the previous reviewer described Hagopian's voice as "too authentic." Hagopian has a wonderful sound, and if anything, his authenticity is to be rewarded, not frowned upon. In a day and age where its hard to get a good world music recording, this is a jewel in the rough. Fortunately these seasoned veterans didn't take the easy way out and saturate their record with keyboards, drum machines, and other sappy, non-traditional things! If you like this check out Yuri Yunakov's "New Colours in Bulgarian Wedding Music" and Richard Hagopian's "Best of Armenian Folk Music."