Tag Archives: Armenian

Happy Birthday Aram Khachaturian!

While I was deciding what I would like to blog about today that centralizes on the theme of both Armenian and music, a nugget of information virtually fell in my lap. Probably one of the most iconic figures in classical … Continue reading

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Guardians of Music AIRS on March 16, 2015!

It’s official! My film documentary will be on television in exactly two months! Guardians of Music: A History of Armenian Music in Detroit airs on Detroit Public Television on Monday, March 16, 2015 starting at 9:30pm! The entire process has … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals

I don’t think there is a blog out there that hasn’t written about the new year and what they hope to accomplish or the creation of resolutions. I have always steered away from this type of writing because so often … Continue reading

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Next up – the narration

Yesterday I got together with my editor Brian Golden to record the voice over narration for the documentary. A relatively easy task (you might think) but nevertheless a very important one. This allows Brian to put together the clips based … Continue reading

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Roger Krikorian and his legacy

It seems like yesterday that ‘one of our own’ passed away. I am speaking of Roger Krikorian who was a world-class Armenian dumbeg musician from the New England (Boston, MA) area. He died in 2007. I still remember where I was … Continue reading

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Post Film Period for Hye Times

Filmed interviews are now complete, the hard work begins! Continue reading

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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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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”. Let 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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100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

When I started my Detroit Hye Times project, I didn’t realize how close I was going to be with the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide which is in 2015. It was not my intent in creating this project … Continue reading

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