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Petros Shoujounian Discusses Komitas

Interview and translation by Dr. Araxie Altounian   What role does Komitas play in the history of Armenian music and culture? Komitas’ role can be defined as the cornerstone of 20th century Armenian music. His research elucidated the ...

By Way of Song- In Memory of Adiss

Adiss (center) with father and son Levon and Edouard Ishkhanian in mid 1980s. By: Levon Ishkhanian Once in a while, amid our busy lives, something catches our attention and we become fully present in the moment to reflect, to think, and to ...

Resonating the Rural: Komitas and the Musical Reconstruction of Anatolia

By: Michael Tourabian   As a PhD candidate at McGill University in Montreal, my research owes a great deal to the musical practices of Canadian-Armenian performers who brought to life my interest in Komitas’s music and his broader impact on ...
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Significance Of Hidden Armenians And Project Rebirth Objectives

By Raffi Bedrosyan This article will summarize the new reality of hidden and no more hidden Armenians in Turkey. It will also explain the significance of this reality and the objectives of Project Rebirth in advancing it. Hidden Armenians are the ...

US Armenians Sue Turkey to Visit Their Native Land Without a Passport

By Harut Sassounian A unique lawsuit, not based on the Armenian Genocide, was filed on May 29, 2019, by two Armenian-Americans against the Turkish government in the United States Federal Court, Central District of California. The lawsuit was ...

UN Sends a Stunning Letter Questioning Turkey on the Armenian Genocide

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Thirty four years ago the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted a report acknowledging the Armenian Genocide as a case of genocide. Until recently, there has ...

Syrian Restaurants in Armenia: A Pinch of Home, a Taste of Exile

By Ugur Ümit Üngör Yerevan: From Culinary Desert to Oasis The first time I visited Yerevan was for the fieldwork for my Ph.D. research in the summer of 2006, when I took the tantalizingly slow Soviet night train from Tbilisi. Back then, the ...
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Institute of Turkish Studies To Close Down in 2020: Good Riddance

By Harut Sassounian The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 with $3 million donated by the Government of Turkey in Washington, D.C. ITS issued a press release on May 31, 2019 announcing that it ...

US Federal Agency: Turkey Among Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom

By Harut Sassounian   Last week, I reported on Azerbaijan’s violations of religious freedom as documented in the most recent Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). My article this week ...

‘Armenian Highland’ Book is Karanian’s Magnum Opus

Soorp Arakelots, in the region of Mush, as it appeared in 2017. Tribute to Ancient Armenia with Historical Insights and Breathtaking Photography Book Review By Pietro Shakarian PhD Candidate, History, The Ohio State University Matthew ...