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Armenian Song

The music that I listen to is about as unique as anyone else, I have a wide arrange of genres that I like to listen to, as I assume most everyone does. The fact that this song is considered to be a “Folksong from the Armenian choir of Jordan” raises questions of the similarities and […]



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Jordanian Albanian Singers and How they fit as global citizens

The Armenian Jordanians singing in this choir are defined by their Historical and cultural backgrounds and are perpetuating the diaspora in which they dwell. Armenians in Jordan started out as refugees from the Ottoman Empire’ massacre right after World War One. Most of the people arrived on foot after being driven from their homeland. Millions […]



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Armenian Music in Jordan’s Cultural Milieu

The artifact that I chose to analyze was a performance of an Armenian folk song, sung by the Armenian Choir of Jordan. With no understanding of the Armenian language, but some understanding of the way music is used as a universal language, I tried to observe the way the melody and harmony worked to give […]



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Donauwalzer-Johann Strauss II

ianladd_donauwalzer Johann Strauss II – “By the Beautiful Blue Danube”   When one thinks of Austria, a choice few images come to mind. The gorgeous green alps presented in “The Sound of Music”. The extravagantly titled Habsburgs, whose dynasty was one of great European powers and whose empire served as the bulwark between East and […]



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