Raffi Wright: Armenian Genocide & Culture Research Visit

Raffi has created a Musical Arts project to tell the story of his great-grandmother’s survival during the Armenian Genocide. This project featured five song compositions using his great-grandmother’s unpublished memoir and required extensive research on the part of Raffi. To conduct this research, he used the Special Opportunities grant to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. which has archival resources such as photos of the Armenian Genocide, testimonials, and more. These resources helped enrich his understanding of the events that occurred and allowed him to meet scholars and artists to further conversations surrounding Armenian Genocide. His final presentation occurred in Spring 2022 but to learn more, you can visit his website here (https://raffiwright.wixsite.com/vocalarts).