July 6, 2020
  • Music

    Shant Bajac releases first single “Dle Yaman”

    Lebanese Armenian guitarist Shant Bajac has released his first single. “Dle Yaman” features former Dream Theater and current Sons of Apollo keyboard legend Derek Sherinian. Dle Yaman is an Armenian traditional tune discovered by Komitas. [...]
  • Music

    Remembering Udi Harry Minassian (1937 – 2020)

    The Armenian music community has lost another gentle giant, Harry Minassian. Known throughout the east coast as a prominent oud player (Middle Eastern lute, 11 strings) as well as a singer, Harry’s playing and vocal [...]
  • History

    Tales from Trebizond

    Continuing the search for authenticity, truth and the origins of the world, I had to stop and study Trebizond. Trebizond comes from the word ‘Trapezous’, which in Greek means table – the table of abundance, [...]
  • Travel

    First Impressions: Part V

    This is a continuation of a six-part series about Ruth’s travels to Armenia in 2019. “Why don’t I wake up every morning in Yerevan feeling depressed or discouraged like I do when I am at [...]