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Basel: All my life there in Armenia I was following Avraam Rousso songs Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dear All,

I'm from Syria, I lived in Armenia from 1998 till 2005, and every year I'm going  there in my vacation. Now I live in Qatar from the time I graduated from the State Engineering University of Yerevan Polytechnic.

All my life there in Armenia I was following Avraam Rousso songs. I was there when his song of Amr Diab “daleko daloka” made the big impact. I liked Russian language and Russian songs because of him and he is my preferred singer and till now all his CD's are in my car and I listen his music every day.

It is not what people want to say about him, he is, he is, he is....

Whatever he is, it does not matter. Look at him now where he arrived and khalas

I hope he is doing well and wish the best for him always.

Basel

Avraam Russo, a Syrian Armenian who realizes fame in Russia

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We hope to see you at a live performance one day in Los Angeles Saturday, May 22, 2010
Posted by Henry & Ani Abadjian

Shoghag we have followed your footsteps since you were in La Verne with your finals and the astonishing performance you put. We had no doubt that you would continue with your passion for what your Dad and Mom invisioned for you. We congratulate you and wish you that God blesses and gives you good health to perform in concerts and plant seeds to the younger generation to listen to your style of music and  inspire them so that the Armenian music lives forever. We hope to see you at a live performance one day in Los Angeles.

Shoghagat Apartian: my first experiment was to arrange Gomidas songs to jazz

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Avarayr.com Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Avarayr

An independent content driven online community with an ultimate goal to reinvent what it means to be connected as an Armenian and strengthen Armenia.

Avarayr.com showcases talented artists and enterprenaurs from all corners of the globe. In addition, it offers a marketplace to list and seek out anything ranging from employment and real estate to numismatics and philatelia.

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California Governor Proclaims 'Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide' Friday, April 16, 2010

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has once again proclaimed the week of April 19-26 as “Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide,” the Armenian National Committee’s Western Region offices reported on Thursday.

We present the proclamation below:

It is important to remember the horrors of the past in order to keep history from repeating itself.  The Armenian Genocide was a terrible breach of human rights and an event that has outraged the world.  Between 1915 and 1923, 1.5 million innocent Armenians lost their lives at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, and 500,000 more were forced from their homeland.

The atrocities carried out against the Armenian people were grave and unimaginable, as they were subjected to deportation, abduction, torture, starvation and more.  And as with any violent conflict, Armenian women and children suffered the worst abuses.  The bulk of the Armenian population that was displaced from their homes was forced to escape to neighboring as well as faraway countries.  Many fled to the United States.

Today, California is honored to be home to a vibrant Armenian-American population, the largest outside the Republic of Armenia.  This thriving community is a proud reminder of survival and determination even in the face of extreme injustice.

As Americans and Californians, it is our duty to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide and to participate in the remembrance and mourning of the loss of innocent lives.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim April 19-26, 2010, as “Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 8th day of April 2010.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Governor of California

ATTEST: DEBRA BOWEN
Secretary of State

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You Don’t Know Jack: A movie about Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death) Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dr. Jack KevorkianHBO Original Film, set to air on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 9pm,  on the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death), called “You Don’t Know Jack.”   It is starring Al Pacino, and directed by Barry Levinson.  The list of actors is impressive (see the link).

http://www.hbo.com/movies/you-dont-know-jack/synopsis.html/

Read also in Azad-Hye:

Jack Kevorkian speaks after his release from prison

Jack Kevorkian (nicknamed Dr. Death) paroled

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Azad-Hye Newsletter Archives Friday, March 12, 2010

Since January 2006, Azad-Hye newsletter has been updating thousands of readers with a selective choice of news, articles and other items originally posted in the website.

With an average of one broadcast per month, Azad-Hye newsletter is your link to the Armenian World, with special focus on Middle East Armenian issues. 
 
If you are not yet subscribed to our mailing list, you can do so here.  

To see all our pervious newsletters, click below:

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A letter to Taline through Azad-Hye Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dear Taline:

My name is Nassir Azo; I am Chaldean from Iraq, and my wife Emma Asaadorian-Azo is Armenian. We have a 15 month old daughter Annie-Miriam and expecting a baby boy Aram-Gregor (to arrive in six weeks). My wife is due around April 17, 2010. A family friend gave us one of your DVD's as a gift "Let's Sing in Armenian". My baby daughter loved it, and so did my wife. Your DVD helps my wife a lot teaching my baby how to sing, dance, and speak Armenian, at this early age. One day Annie and Aram may join your team. We live in Windsor, Canada. My wife has few cousins in Glendale, California, and we may come to visit them next summer.

God bless you, say hey to Alex and the girls. Wish you all the best, keep it up.

Nassir, Emma and Annie

Comment posted here: Taline … the guest in every Armenian home

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Tribute to Yeghishe Charents Monday, February 15, 2010

Yeghishe Charents as appeared in Mardiros Saryan painting. 

Click here to see video clip of one of Charents' famous poems, with lyrics in Armenian and English (translated)

Yeghishe Charents by Mardiros Saryan

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Սալբի Ստեփանեան կը գրէ հայերէն լեզուի գործածութեան մասին Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ձեր գրութեան հարիւր տոկոսով համամիտ եմ՝ մանաւանդ խառն ամուսնութիւններու պարագային:

Մեզ դժբախտութիւն է լսել հայ մանուկներ, որոնք հայերէն չեն խօսիր այլ անգլերէն, որովհետեւ "cool" է իրենց միջավայրին մէջ:

Իմ ընտանիքս Պոսթոն (ԱՄՆ) կ՛ապրին եւ երբ եղբայրներուս զաւակները անգլերէն կը խօսին, կ՛ըսեմ հայերէն խօսեցէ՛ք: Եղբօրս տղան տակաւին հինգ տարեկան է, երբ իմ սենեակ մտնելս տեսնէ «հայերէն խօսեցէ՛ք»-ը եկաւ կ՛ըսէ:

Մէկ ձեռքով ծափ չ՛ըլլար: Պէտք է բոլոր հայութիւնը այս ուղղութեամբ աշխատի, մեր մշակոյթը, լեզուն պահպանելու համար:

Հայեցի ուսում եւ դաստիարակութիւն ստացած՝ կը նեղանամ, երբ լսեմ այսօրուայ հայ երիտասարդութիւնը անգլերէն կը խօսի իրար հետ փոխան հայերէնի:

Եթէ այսպէս շարունակուի... հայ ազգը պիտի չմնայ: Դժբախտութիւն է բայց դէպի հոն կ՛երթանք կը խորհիմ:

Ջերմ բարեւներով՝

Տիկին Սալբի Ստեփանեան

Մոնրէալ, Գանատա

Ի պատասխան Արմէն Քիւրքճեանի մէկ գրութեան, որ լոյս տեսած է Ազատ-Հայ կայքին մէջ այստեղ:

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Page dedicated to the Armenian Churches in India Thursday, February 11, 2010

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/emcjnd/

This page is dedicated to the Armenian Churches of India and the Armenians who have passed through them over the years.

Take a moment to view, and listen to the music.

Website of Armenian genealogy of India by Liz Chater: www.chater-genealogy.com

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Cascade Hills in Yerevan Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cascade HillsGreetings from Yerevan,
 
Please find here our latest flyers both in English & Armenian.

We are selling now at special discounted rates and if interested drop me an email or visit www.cascadehillsyerevan.com

Click on “buying tour” and you can view the Facades, download all the floor plans & other details in PDF format.
 
Best Regards,
 
Hratch Davidian
Marketing Director
Al Hamra Armenia Real Estate
Yerevan, Armenia
 
Cell: 00374 (0) 94 359229
 
Email; hratch@alhamraarmenia.com
Web; www.cascadehillsyerevan.com

 

 

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Kessab Folklore Songs by Jirayr Trtrian Friday, January 29, 2010

A performer of folklore Kessab songs. Kessab is an Armenian-populated town and surrounding villages in Northwestern Syria. The special dialect of the Kessabtsiz is somehow preserved up to these days, although the modern generation uses standard Western Armenian. Trtrian has preserved some of the traditional songs and has also written some of his own songs. He appears in weddings and other occasions. He is originally from Chakaljokh village.

Garmer fstan yev ayl yerker (Կարմէր Ֆսդան - Մագարսնէ թիլէք թիլէք - Պոյղ ջոր մը - Իշգէն խենտոյը անցո զես - Խնամա - Կերմեր Ֆսդան «կրկնութիւն»)

Hiken hich iris moudor yev ghenayi hadoug yerk (Հիգէն հիչ իրիս մուտոր - Ղնայի յատուկ երգ)

Kef iro (Քեֆ իրոյ)

Houm chara (Հում չարա)

Mourtag (Մուռթակ)

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Pan-Armenian Forum: Writing Armenian on internet Friday, January 22, 2010

I am glad to see somebody is writing about this topic.

I found this site that enable you to type in Armenian and post it on the internet.

http://www.lexilogos.com/clavier/hayeren.htm

I have a link to free Armenian Dictionary online.

I am learning Armenian and made some videos on youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/witheddie

If anybody wants to help me in Armenian language support, I will be thankful. my email address is witheddie1@yahoo.com

I hope this project will help a lot of Armenians everywhere.

God Bless

Posted by: Eddie Keakloukian  

Read other postings in the same forum

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Armenians in Mughal Delhi Friday, January 15, 2010

Armenians in Mughal DelhiArmenians in Mughal Delhi

By Dr. Omar Khalidi

The above article was translated into French by Georges Festa and posted in the "Armenian Trends" Blog on 12 January 2010, at the following link. We would like to thank Georges Festa for selecting this report and for his efforts in making it known to the French speaking public. 

Armenian Trends Blog is dedicated to Armenian art and literature since January 2009. It contains selected articles on Armenian topics in French or translated into French by Georges Festa.

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Big leap ahead for writing Armenian on the web Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Comment by Garbis Kazanjian:

This is a fantastic invention.

I personnally write articles in Armenian and broadcast every week on Armenian Radio Hour of New Jersey and on Ardzagang TV program. And I am looking to send some articles to Armenian papers in Diaspora and Armenia. What I am doing for many many years is a voluntary work.

I congratulate you for your initiative and wish you success.

What is bizarre here is that I live in New Jersey, half an hour away from Manhattan and I read about you in a newsletter coming from the Gulf area.

Such things happen in Armenian life.

Read the article at Big leap ahead for writing Armenian on the web

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Personalities interviewed during 2009 in Azad-Hye Wednesday, January 06, 2010
24 personalities were interview in Azad-Hye during 2009.
 
To read the interviews you can go to the News page and search according to the name.
 

Hasmik Movsisian
Hasmik Movsisian
Yervant Zorian
Yervant Zorian
Linda Stephanian
Linda Stephanian
Chritch
Chritch
Norair Kazandjian
Norair Kazandjian
Katia Peltekian
Katia Peltekian
Margaret Ajemian Ahnert
Margaret Ajemian Ahnert
Richard Tenguerian
Richard Tenguerian
Julietta Gulamirian
Julietta Gulamirian
Terez Pambukian
Terez Pambukian
Matig Eblighatian
Matig Eblighatian
Harout Solakian
Harout Solakian
Marat Melikian
Marat Melikian
Suzan Markarian
Suzan Markarian
Silva Hairabedian
Silva Hairabedian
Anna Manougian
Anna Manougian
Nairy Markarian
Nairy Markarian
DerHova
DerHova
Sebouh Baghdoyan
Sebouh Baghdoyan
Tony Moroyan
Tony Moroyan
Arthur Ghukasian
Arthur Ghukasian
Antranig Daghlian
Antranig Daghlian
Seto Baghdassarian
Seto Baghdassarian
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A bitter century: Armenian survivor Yelena Abrahamyan Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ninety-nine year old Armenian artist Yelena Abrahamyan was trapped on the frontline of clashes in 1915 between Armenians and Turks. She survived the Armenian Genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks at the end of World War I, and shares her experiences of that time.

Her family was forced to flee from killings and forced deportations, eventually taking refuge in Yerevan, Armenia.

She still cannot forget the killings she witnessed as a girl. The following is her account of that time.

Reporter: Joe Parkinson for The Wall Street Journal, 02 December 2009

Allow few seconds for advertisement. 
 

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Gyumry in 'The Wall Street Journal' Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Report by Joe Parkinson, 30 November 2009

A bitter century: Armenian city left behind

Armenia's once prosperous second city, Gyumri, stands to gain economically when the border with Turkey is opened.

Joe Parkinson finds Gyumri residents are ready for a new beginning.

URL link 

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Streets with Armenian names in Turkey Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One of the streets in Diarbekir, the biggest town in the south-east of Turkey, has been named after Turkish Armenian writer Mgrdich Margosian. Decision to rename the street was made by the town's Mayor Abdullah Demirbas, "Agos" Turkish Armenian newspaper reported.

The opening ceremony was attended by the writer himself.

Earlier, a street in Istanbul was named after Hrant Dink, the assassinated Editor-in-Chief of Agos.

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Armenian Karaoke Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Armenian KaraokeThe Armenian Karaoke Store is a Studio owned by Seto Baghdassarian who specializes in Armenian karaoke tracks. 

ArmenianKaraoke.com products are Stereophonic CDs studio-quality recordings and are suitable for display on computers, TV monitors and projectors. The DVDs support 2-language options for script - English and Armenian. Karaoke singers will find it easy to follow the track, enjoying singing the traditional, pop, folkloric and patriotic Armenian songs.

Link: http://www.armeniankaraoke.com/

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