Daily Archives: Monday, 6 August, 2012

One Man’s Attempt to Capture Ethiopian Armenians’ Dying Legacy

One Man’s Attempt to Capture Ethiopian Armenians’ Dying Legacy

“TEZETA is a song form famous in Ethno-Jazz. In Amharic (the language of Ethiopia), it translates to ‘my memory,’ but it means much more. It conveys a sense of nostalgia that can be lost in translation,” describes Aramazt Kalayjian, an independent documentary filmmaker living and working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His documentary, “TEZETA [The Ethiopian […]

Women Struggle to Enter Work in Armenian City

Single mothers in Armenia often find it hard to escape poverty because they are paid very little, if they can get a job at all. But those living in Gyumri, the country’s second-largest city, have a particularly hard time. The northwestern city still lives in the shadow of the massive Shirak earthquake of 1988, which […]

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