Historic Concert by Dersim Armenians and Zazas

Hamo Moskofian, 12 August 2012

For the first time ever, in the small city of  Hanau, located 25 kms east of Frankfurt am Main in Germany,  a historic concert will take place on September 29, 2012, organized by the newly-formed Dersim Armenians Cultural Union of Europe (DACUE). The event will be under the patronage of  His Eminence Archbishop Karekin Bekjian, the spiritual leader of the Armenians of Germany, and Father Serovpe Isakhanian.

Two Zaza musicians–Mikail Aslan and Cemil Qoçgiri–will perform, along with Armenian artists and bands originally from Dersim. Organizers expect thousands of people will attend the unique cultural and patriotic event…another step on the road for the liberation of the occupied Armenian and Zaza motherlands.

Hamo Moskofian, 12 August 2012

For the first time ever, in the small city of  Hanau, located 25 kms east of Frankfurt am Main in Germany,  a historic concert will take place on September 29, 2012, organized by the newly-formed Dersim Armenians Cultural Union of Europe (DACUE). The event will be under the patronage of  His Eminence Archbishop Karekin Bekjian, the spiritual leader of the Armenians of Germany, and Father Serovpe Isakhanian.

Two Zaza musicians–Mikail Aslan and Cemil Qoçgiri–will perform, along with Armenian artists and bands originally from Dersim. Organizers expect thousands of people will attend the unique cultural and patriotic event…another step on the road for the liberation of the occupied Armenian and Zaza motherlands.

DACUE President Miran Pirgiç Gültekin, an Armenian convert, opened a new page in the modern history of Dersim, where thousands of Armenian orphans were saved from the 1915 Genocide by the courageous Zaza leader Seyid Riza. Ataturk's criminal regime never forgave him; he was arrested and hanged in 1938, after a heroic resistance  to Turkish Army tanks and airplanes, which massacred more than 200,000 Dersimis, and changed the name of the ancient region to "Tunjeli!"

 

 

 

 

1 comment
  1. Hopefully soon they will join up with Hemshentsis

    A few years ago I visited the very small editorial office of the Hamshentsi periodical (now out of print?) and learned  that these people are on the either side of the Turkish and Georgian/Russian borders, and partially near the Sochi area in Russian.

    It is, indeed, very stimulating to hear that they are organizing the said concert. I wish many–not only from Germany–but the neighboring countries will attend it, too. If  I am not in RoA at the time, I will try to attend.

    Mostly I am interested to see closely how fast do they attach themselves to Armenity and desire to be distinguished from the locals (Turks, Kurds, etc.). If  RoA participates with, say, a  representative or two from Berlin or elsewhere, it would encouraging. Also all or near all Armenians of Germany ought to try to attend and support this event.

    The Hamshentsis are Armenians by roots and distinct Armenian dialect but  Moslems by religion, which is not a problem with "emancipated" Armenians.

    We must gather all who feel Armenian and advocate their Armenity around us to be ready when the big lie cracks open…and the Kurds begin to move and then some.

    We cannot but admire Hamshentise, who after so much hardship and suffering under despotic rule have surfaced and claim their real origins Armens.

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