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Young Armenian Composer Looks To Past, Future

Percussionist and composer Joseph Bohigian, 21, a senior at Fresno State University, has organized a concert to observe the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. (Alice Daniel/KQED)
Percussionist and composer Joseph Bohigian, 21, a senior at Fresno State University, has organized a concert to observe the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. (Alice Daniel/KQED)

A student at Fresno State University is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with new music by contemporary Armenian composers. The concerts organized by Joseph Bohigian include original compositions inspired by his family, many who were killed by the Ottoman Turks around World War I, and music by other Armenians who live in Armenia and in the U.S. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Alice Daniel of KQED has our story.

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