Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will give a lecture, “Armenians on Records: Music Production from Homeland to Diasporas,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus.
The presentation is part of the Spring Lecture Series of the Armenian Studies Program.
Dr. Türkyılmaz was appointed the 14th Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies for the spring 2018 semester. This is the second of three lectures Türkyılmaz will give during his time at Fresno State as a visiting professor.
This lecture will explore the multi-directional journeys of Armenians in the recording history from the Ottoman Empire to the diasporas, particularly to the United States in the first half of the 20th century, as musicians, producers, and merchants.
The lecture will conclude with a commentary and a musical performance by the Armenian-American oriental music expert and oud virtuoso Richard Hagopian.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Fresno State Lots P5 and P6, near the University Business Center, Fresno State. A parking code, 273825, must be used at a kiosk to receive the free permit.
INFO: Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669 or visit www.fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies.