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Music & Record Donations

A Treasury of Armenian Chants, compiled and annotated by Shahan Arzruni, NewYork: St. Vartan’s Press, 1994, 169 pages with a bibliography of Armenian music,produced by Harold G. Hagopian, Traditional Crossroads. donated by John Garabedian of Fresno, California. Blood, Esta, Five Armenian Folksongs, 1995, sheet music scored for piano, fluteand guitar, published by Frank E. Warren, P. O. Box 650006, W. ...

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CD Review

The music of armenia, volume two: sharakan.
Daniel Erazhisht, director. (Celestial Harmonies: Tucson, AZ,1996) 70 minutes. CD only.

By Barlow Der Mugrdechian The world of music is being enriched by the release of a new CD series called The Music of Armenia, produced and recorded by David and Kay Parsons of Celestial Harmonies. Volume Two: Sharakan/Medieval Music is part of a projected six-volume series on one of the most ancient musical traditions, the Armenian. Volume One, Sacred Choral ...

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Armenian Studies Donations and Books

The Armenian Studies Program, its Sahatdjian Library and Avedian Archives, would like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations. Armena Russian of Fresno has donated a collection of Armenian and English languages books on Armenian subjects. Ellen Sarkisian Chesnut of San Francisco sent a number of items from the estate of Anna Akilian Terzian of Yettem and San ...

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Armenian Assembly Members Visit Fresno State

Left to right: Ross Vartian (Washington D.C.), Barlow Der Mugrdechian,
and Peter Abajian (Los Angeles).

By Ara Jabagchourian The executive director of the Armenian Assembly of America, Ross Vartian, and the regional director of the Los Angles chapter of the Armenian Assembly, Peter Abajian, converged to Fresno on April 28-29 to bring attention to our community the activities of this productive organization. The Armenian Assembly is a 25 year old pro-Armenian lobby group located in ...

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April 24 For This Generation

Armenian Students Organization and others bringing attention to the
issue of the Armenian Genocide.

By Jacqueline Arikian We must grieve. We have been told to do so; we have been told to do it with passion…a grieving passion. A passion of hatred perhaps, one that lurks within the depths of our souls against the very people who corrupted our nature, the very people who exterminated our ancestors. A passion of sadness perhaps, for all ...

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Standing Together

April 23 at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church. Students from
Fresno State share in the Genocide Rememberance. From left to right,
Tina Attashian, Raffy Khorozian, Aznive Tchapadarian, Mike Pogosian,
Karen Karabian, and Crissi Jelladian.

By Crissi Jelladian The Armenian Genocide is an event in history that most would like to forget, but because Turkey denies its crimes, Armenian pain continues to linger. April 24 is filled with terrifying realities of our past. This is the day that we remember our ancestors that were tortured so long ago. Many children and even adults are uneducated ...

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For My Discouraged Friends

By Tina Attashian During the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide all Armenians get their chance to voice how they feel about the issue. Unfortunately, many Armenians have lived in the United States for so long that some of today’s generation is not able to speak out in their cultural language. As His Holiness Karekin I explained, being Armenian is not ...

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Shall We Forget?

Students and community members marched together around the Peace Garden after a memorial presentation given Wednesday, April 24, at Fresno State.

By Karen Karabian We shall forget. We shall forget the pain, the anger, the loss. We shall forget the evil done to us by man and by you, God. We shall forget the hate that has tortured our souls. And bit by bit we shall grow whole. We Shall Forget was written by Vahan Tekeyan in 1918. I chose to ...

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Armenian Voice in Symposium on Diversity

By Ara Jabagchourian Thanks to Dr. Vida Samiian, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at CSU, Fresno, our community received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to offer several symposia on pluralism and identity. The goal of the project is to give an initial push in first trying to grasp the real problems that ...

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Spring ’96 Graduates

Ara Jabagchourian School of Arts & Humanities Philosophy School of Social Science Economics     Mike Pogosian School of Business International Business       Lara V. Demirjian School of Business Information Systems    

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