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‘We Sing Armenian Church Songs’ Album Released on Oct. 18

NEW YORK—On Fri., Oct. 18, award-winning artist Nvair officially released her latest album, “We Sing Armenian Church Songs (Badarak Hymns for Children).” Her latest compilation is an innovative educational tool that teaches the hymns of the Armenian Divine Liturgy to the younger generation. [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of Deli Sarkis

Book Review: ‘Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried’

Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried: A Daughter Confronts the Armenian Genocide and Tells Her Father’s Story By Ellen Sarkisian Chestnut Two Harbors Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 2014 186 pp., with family photographs and bibliography of sources Book review by Rubina Peroomian, Ph.D. With a first [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian is producing a documentary on Armenian-Americans for the 100th anniversary of the Genocide.

Ayanian Documentary Planned for Centennial

Philadelphia, Pa.—Stephanie Ayanian is developing what she calls “A New Armenia” and just in time to commemorate the genocide centennial next year. Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian is producing a documentary on Armenian-Americans for the 100th anniversary of the Genocide. She’s working with [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rumi

Rumi: Haven’t I Told You?

By Jalal Eddin el Rumi (1207-1273) Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Haven’t I told you not to go there, since I am your family – me, the only fountain of vivacity in this ephemeral world?   And even if you managed, in a rage, to cover a hundred thousand years’ range away from me [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Minas and Kohar Tololyan

Hamazkayin Eastern USA Announces 3rd Annual Tölölyan Prize Competition

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of Eastern USA is currently soliciting submissions for the third annual Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature. As with last year, two writers—one for the Armenian-language submissions and one for [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried

New Book: ‘Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried’

Sarkis Deli Sarkisian was born in 1905 in the village of Keramet (Bursa province, southern Marmara region) in Ottoman Turkey. He survived the Armenian Genocide, made it through the deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia, nearly died in Smyrna in 1922, survived incarceration in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1933, and [more...]

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Poem: My Tender, Tiny Bird…

By Avik Derentz Translated by Tatul Sonentz   You flew away My sweet swallow, Towards distant, dreary, disconsolate skies, Before seeing the golden autumn, You left with the heartless pain Of the nestless swain In your heart…   Someday, in May, yearning May bring you back, With the memory of [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

A poster of The Cut

Movie Review: The Cut

Special for the Armenian Weekly A 100-year-old cut. Fatih Akın’s film “Kesik (The Cut)” about the Armenian Genocide made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last month. Critics cut and tore the movie to shreds. Negative criticism piled up. But, just as many people loved [more...]

September 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

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Abu Lala Mahari: Third Surah

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: read the first surah here, and the second surah here) And Abu Lala’s caravan, gurgling softly like a fountain, Advanced, slow and at ease, beneath the moon’s retiring reign.   And the moon, like the chest of a young pixie of paradise, [more...]

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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