Detroit HYE (Armenian) Times
Via Ara Topouzian
To preserve the heritage of Armenian-American Detroiters by producing a documentary that highlights their history through traditional folk music
To preserve the heritage of Armenian-American Detroiters, Ara Topouzian will produce a documentary that highlights their history through traditional folk music. Detroit is home to an estimated 35,000 Armenians, many of whom fled persecution in the early half of the 20th century and were drawn to Detroit by jobs in the auto industry. They brought along their traditions and music, which often describes simple village life and has been passed down through generations. The project seeks to preserve the music and make it more accessible.