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Giving back, providing a difference to Detroit children

The other day I was given a unique opportunity to “pay it forward” within the Detroit community by providing music and education to area children. The Detroit Institute for Children provides a passionate, integrated approach to services for Michigan’s children … 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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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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