“Kürt Müziği Artık Kulağımızdan Silinmiyor”: Sasunlu Ermenilerin Müziksel Hafızaları

Translated title of the contribution: "Kurdish music can no longer be erased from our ears": Musical memories of Armenians from Sason

Hanifi Baris*, Wendelmoet Hamelink

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper investigates how Armenians from Sason (Sassoun) relate to their Armenian heritage, and to other identities they feel connected to, through music. Music is a powerful tool to express feelings of belonging, nostalgia and desire. However, in the case of Armenians living in Turkey, musical expressions and memories were disrupted, exterminated, and suppressed by the 1915 genocide and its consequences. How do the descendants of survivors experience the lack of Armenian musical practices, and the replacement of it with other music and cultural expression?
Translated title of the contribution"Kurdish music can no longer be erased from our ears": Musical memories of Armenians from Sason
Original languageOther
Title of host publicationMüslümanlaş(tırıl)mış Ermeniler Konferans Tebliğleri
EditorsAltug Yilmaz
Place of PublicationIstanbul
PublisherHrant Dink Foundation
Chapter5
Pages249-260
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print) 978-605-64488-9-8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015

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