#houshamadyan #new #newsongcollection #songcollection #diyarbekir #dikranagerd #bedrosalahaidoyan #bedrosalahaidoyancollection #digitizedsongs #raresongs #cassette #hundredsofsongs #ottomanarmenians Bedros Alahaidoyan Song Collection | Diyarbekir
Houshamadyan has started digitizing Bedros Alahaidoyan's great song collection! Today we present the Armenian songs of Diyarbekir, which come from Alahaidoyan's collection.
Throughout the years, Bedros Alahaidoyan has recorded hundreds of songs. Starting from the 1980's, he has traveled extensively within different Armenian populated cities, where he has met with many Genocide survivors, and has collected songs and memoirs from the survivors' native villages and cities. Alahaidoyan's collection has rare materials which pertain to the heritage of Ottoman Armenians and digitizing it and making it available for the public has long been one of Houshamadyan's objectives. Until recently, this was not possible due to the lack of funds available for this project, it is thanks to Dr. Haig and Hilda Manjikians' generosity that initiating this project was finally made possible.