January 22, 2020
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: HG 1030, University of California, Irvine
The Vahe & Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series present, “Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile” by Sylvia Alajaji, Associate Professor of Music, Department Chair of Music, Franklin and Marshall College. Professor Alajaji received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. She specializes in the music of the Middle East and is particularly interested in the intersections of music, popular culture, and politics in the West Bank and in the Armenian diaspora in Beirut. Her research is based on extensive fieldwork conducted throughout the Middle East and United States.