Author Archives: Michael Beland

A Social Revolution

Throughout the Arab Spring Uprisings, the world has seen numerous surprising events. The gatherings in Tahrir Square and self-immolation of civilians have inspired awe the world over. All this for the purpose of freedom. The uniting of a civilian population is no easy feat, and the overthrowing of an oppressive regime even more so. As […]

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The Importance of Armenian Folk Music

My artifact analysis focused on an Armenian folk song performed by the Jordan Armenian Choir. Unfortunately, I can’t understand the song, but to me the tone of the song conveys feelings of suffering while also displaying Armenian tradition. Folk music is meant to convey a culture’s traditional roots to music and philosophy. What this made […]

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