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Songs of Solomon, Armenia’s Entry for Academy Awards

“The boy would grow up to be known as Komitas. He would rise above his humble beginnings to eventually be known as the savior of Armenian music” Recently I had the opportunity to screen Armenia’s official entry for the upcoming … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Film Critics about The Promise

Dear film critics, Since its release on April 21st, much has been written and commented about the major motion picture, The Promise. Articles describing the making of the film and its importance have been well documented and favorable, however my disappointment and … Continue reading

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One year later, what’s next?

For the Armenians, 2015 was an important year. Notice I didn’t say it was a memorable or a joyous year. It was the year that Armenians from around the world commemorated, remembered, mourned and bonded over the 100th year of … Continue reading

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HOMAGE: A Tribute To Detroit Armenian Musicians CD

I have documented in numerous blog essays the making of my film Guardians of Music and I have detailed (probably to exhaustion of my readers) how important creating such a project was for me, especially in the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Michelle Andonian: ‘Hope Dies Last’ project

Legendary Armenian author William Saroyan once said “I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, … Continue reading

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Afterlife of Guardians of Music

A few months ago, I mentioned in a previous blog essay that I had the opportunity to “fill in” for a presentation (Armenian History through Music) that took place at Wayne State University, part of several ongoing events commemorating the Armenian Genocide. The … Continue reading

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Nune’ Melikian and Komitas

This past week, I had the opportunity to perform in the same program as a young Armenian classical musician named Nune’ Melikian. She stole the show I am proud to say. Held at the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium … Continue reading

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