May. 09

Assyrian-Armenian Olympic Boxer: Emmanuel Agassi

Emmanuel Agassi was born on December 25, 1930 in Salmas, Iran, a popular birthplace for Assyrians around the area. Agassi’s mother, Noonia, was born in Turkish Armenia whereas his father, David was an Assyrian from Kiev. During his time in Iran, Agassi worked on his athleticism and later represented Iran at the Summer Olympics in […]

May. 02

Lt. Norman Yonan

  Norman Joseph Yonan was born on January 3rd, New Britain, Connecticut. His parents were Joseph and Anna Yonan. Growing up, Yonan graduated high school and then attended university, to which he ended up leaving, and joining the Army. Image Source Above is listed Yonan’s Registration card. Yonan served in the Pacific during World War […]

Apr. 29

Music Blog: Benefits of Playing the Flute

If you’re looking for an instrument that will provide your child with many benefits, look no further than the flute! Playing the flute can help children improve their cognitive skills, agility, and musicality. This blog post will discuss the incredible benefits of playing the flute for children. Keep reading to learn more! Playing flute promotes […]

Apr. 25

Charles W. Warda

BetGivargis-McDaniel, M., 2007. 108, in: Assyrians of New Britain. Arcadia Pub., Charleston, SC, pp. 108–108. Assyrian Inventor Charles W. Warda was born May 13, 1917 in Chamakiee, Iran. He arrived to the United States of America at the age of ten, and resided in New Britain, Connecticut. Warda attended Purdue University from 1939 to 1943 […]

Apr. 22

Nouri Iksandar

Did you know that the Assyrian musician, Nouri Iskandar, composed the soundtracks for several films and television shows in Syria?  This includes the soundtrack for the 1979 film that won second place at the Damascus International Film Festival, Al-Qal’a Al-Khamisa (The Fifth Castle).  In addition to soundtracks, he has also composed other pieces of music as well such as a Syriac operetta called Parqana, Assyrian folk songs, and a […]