William D. S. Daniel was born on March 17, 1903 in Urmia, Iran. He completed his primary education in the missionary schools where he studied the Assyrian language. After the First World War, William moved to Hamadan and began studying music. He later went to study in the conservatory of music in Basil, Switzerland where he became an accomplished violinist. While in Europe, he continued to study the Assyrian language and took to translating the French masterpiece "Cyrano de Bergerac" from French to Assyrian.
A poem for Nineveh by and in loving memory of Kaku Qashisha Giwargis Oushana, brought to life by his daughter Atlantida Oushanayou Taimoorazy and his granddaughter Juliana Taimoorazy, narrated by his son, George Oushanayou, and proudly presented to you by Shamiram Media.
When two giants meet. Rabi Nimrud Simono shares an anecdote and then sings one of Rabi William Daniel's masterpieces, Lappa d-Khayye 'Life's Current'. Courtesy of Dr. Sargon Issa and his good wife Emily Issa. Enjoy!
7th of August is the Assyrian Martyrs day. Hagyana Atouraya has planned a special program for remembrance and respect for our Martyrs. We have invited academics, writer, poets, singers, and other artists to participate on commemoration of our respected martyrs.