Hovsep is a recent MA Cultural Studies graduate from SOAS, University of London. His research has focused on culture, diaspora studies, migration and development in the context of Armenia and the Middle East. He also has experience in the nonprofit sector, working with Jusoor (Lebanon) and the Armenian Institute (UK). Prior to his graduate studies, Hovsep studied English Language and Literature across Lebanon, Ireland and Armenia - where he is currently based.
A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Yerevan back in February. Although it didn’t cause significant harm to people or structures, it triggered the inescapable question: Can Armenia withstand another major earthquake?
Artists have been facing a real problem in Armenia: not getting fairly compensated for the music they release. In an age when sales of physical disk copies have drastically declined, with concerts and tours put on hold because of a pandemic, how are musicians supposed to get by?