Monthly Archives: 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 […]

The Power of a ‘Losh’ Kebab

Today’s question is one that bears a little scrutiny. Granted, it doesn’t have the impact of a presidential election or the fluctuating economy, but it does hold its place in society. “What’s round and plump, sizzles on a grill, carries the lineage of generations, and still has magnetic appeal?” If you said a juicy sirloin, […]

President’s message to the Armenian Community of Great Britain

President’s message to the Armenian Community of Great Britain

SERZH SARGSYAN: I HAVE SAID ON MANY OCCASIONS AND REPEAT IT NOW: COME TO THE MOTHERLAND, INVEST IN THE MOTHERLAND President Serzh Sargsyan attended a reception organized by the Armenian Community and Church Council of Great Britain on July 28. Serzh Sargsyan addressed the reception. Below is the full text of his speech. “Ladies and […]

Bourdj Hammoud, 37° C: On the Trail of Ottoman Armenian Treasures

Bourdj Hammoud, 37° C: On the Trail of Ottoman Armenian Treasures

It’s likely many of you have had this same experience: You live far away from your birthplace, in a very different social environment, and when you get the opportunity to return, you are euphoric about the journey. Your imagination takes flight, and you begin to form plans in your mind—meeting friends old and new, visiting […]

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