Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kef Time Keghi II – Ouds, Dumbegs, Clarinets, oh, my!

This past weekend at St. Johns Armenian Church, I had the privilege of sharing the stage with over twenty Armenian musicians, most of them from the Detroit area. Organized by the Nor Keghi Association in Detroit, Kef Time Keghi II … Continue reading

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Master Kanun Player Dies

I just learned today that one of the last of the masters of the kanun from the last century has passed away. (Mehmet) Emin Gunduz, passed away yesterday while visiting his hometown in Turkey and only a few days after … Continue reading

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Photos of the Hai Getron (Findlater)

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Photos of Zavarian and St. Johns Church

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The old neighborhood – Findlater and St. Johns Armenian Church, Part 2

The main reason for the drive to the “old neighborhood” was to head to the Hai Getron (Armenian Community Center) on 6705 W. Lafayette. Known as the Findlater to most of the Armenians, the building – which still exists – … Continue reading

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The old neighborhood – Stockade, Sammy Gs, Solvey Street – Part 1

This week I did something I haven’t done in over twenty years – I went back to the “old neighborhood”.┬áLet me set the record straight, I was never part of the old neighborhood but I feel the close kinship to … Continue reading

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