PERVIN CHAKAR Kurdish Soprano Pervin Chakar was born in Mardin in Turkey and studied vocals under Oylun Erdayı. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Conservatoire F. Morlacchi in Perugia under the guidance of Michela Sburlati. She participated in several masterclasses, including with Montserrat Caballé, Luciana...

Mr. Trump; Kurds helped Allies In WW2 !   Serdar Karakus El-Xassi    President Trump, to justify his betrayal of Kurds with the baseless argument that "… [Kurds] they didn't help us in the Second World War, [Kurds] they didn't help us with Normandy." Firstly, the Kurds were not...

The Origin of Kurds Ferdinand Hennerbichler Received February 28th, 2012; revised March 30th, 2012; accepted April 12th, 2012 Kurds are traditionally regarded as Iranians and of Iranian origin, and therefore as Indo-Europeans, mainly, because they speak Iranian. This hypothesis is largely based on linguistic considerations and was predominantly...

Kar-daKI-ka 21st ce. B.C.E. Karda Land of Valiant Mountain People Central Zagros East Terminological Analysis   Ferdinand Hennerbichler   Abstract The toponym “kar-daKI-ka” (“ma-da kar-daKI-ka”) means land of “Karda”, which derives most likely out of Akkadian “qarda” (“qurda”) for heroic, brave, valiant, and warlike (mountain) people. It was geographically located in ancient heartlands of...

How the first excavations in an ancient city are supporting its claim as the oldest continuously inhabited place in the world. By ANDREW LAWLER – ARCHAEOLOGY.ORG The earlier fortifications include a 60-foot-thick wall that likely had a defensive slope and a moat. The city’s formidable construction, says...

Kurdistan: A new dawn breaks for Near eastern archaeology   John MacGinnis  -  Konstantinos Kopanias  The Kurdish Autonomous Region in north-east Iraq is a land of craggy peaks, gushing rivers, and extraordinary archaeology. Yet, for decades, dictatorship and military conflict has kept the area off-limits. Now, as John MacGinnis and...

FOREWORD FOR THE KURDISH ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY (COMPARATIVE)   This book is defined as unique, because there is no such attempt in any other group of language; moreover, it is considered to be the first embodiment of the Kurdish language dictionaries. We are fully entitled to allege that until now, the Kurdish...

Razbar Ensemble   Razbar Ensemble was founded in 1997 in Bonn, Germany, and it's primary goal is to present the sacred music of the Ahl-e Haqq, whose extraordinarily rich repertoire is derived from its deep roots in ancient spiritual and artistic traditions. From the outset of their...

Prof. Mehrdad Izady   Prof. Mehrdad Izady - مهرداد ئیزه‌دی Shot - April, 02, 2003 Mehrdad Izady, Fordham University, Examines Role of Kurds in the Future of Iraq "Iraqi's will not live in peace as long as Kurds are ignored, he says.\" Mehrdad lzady (Kurdish: Mihrdad Ízedí,...

The glorious Gutians -- Historic Kurdistan as ancient Gutium Samar Abbas -- iranian.com Abstract Historic Kurdistan as ancient Gutium. Describing the Descent of modern Kurds from legendary Gutians of Yore. Relation of the Jats with the Gutians & Goths. Disclosing the Gutians to be a branch of the Getae,...