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6 Armenian films to be screened at New York festival

6 Armenian films to be screened at New York festival February 25, 13:14 The Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival will be held, from March 14 to 20, in New York City. Six Armenian production, or subject matter, films also will be screened at the non-profit event. Renowned French-Armenian actress Nora Armani is founder of the […]

President attended the “Haykyan» Award-Giving Ceremony established by the Youth Foundation of Armenia

President attended the “Haykyan» Award-Giving Ceremony established by the Youth Foundation of Armenia   21.02.2014   Today, at the Yerevan State Chamber Theatre, President Serzh Sargsyan attended the “Haykyan” award-giving ceremony established by the Youth Foundation of Armenia. The organizers assure that this annual award-giving ceremony intends to foster the activity of the student self-governing […]

Armenian-American musician wants to preserve Armenian musical history on film

Armenian-American musician wants to preserve Armenian musical history on film 15:37 11.02.2014 Armenian-American musician Ara Topouzian wants to preserve Detroit’s Armenian musical history on film, hometownlife.com reports. “My goal is to show the hidden story about Detroit, the ethnic community,” said the Farmington Hills resident. “Our music represents sadness, happiness, weddings, parties, picnics.” The idea for the […]

‘Young Artist’ Sergey Khachatryan Awarded $82,000 Credit Suisse Bursary

‘Young Artist’ Sergey Khachatryan Awarded $82,000 Credit Suisse Bursary

VC ‘Young Artist’ Sergey Khachatryan Awarded $82,000 Credit Suisse Bursary Posted January 18, 2014 in NEWS and ANTOINE TAMESTIT, CREDIT SUISSE YOUNG ARTIST AWARD, Gustavo Dudamel, Lucerne Festival, NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT, SERGEY KHACHATRYAN, SOL GABETTA, VIENNA PHILHARMONIC, VILDE FRANG 28 year old Armenian VC ‘Young Artist’ Sergey Khachatryan has today been announced as the 2014 recipient […]

Montserrat Caballé releases the album “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity”

Montserrat Caballé releases the album “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity” 12:30 13.12.2013 On 12 December Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan partook in Paris at the presentation of Montserrat Caballé’s “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity” album, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported. In his speech […]

Karakashian Presents Komitas Book at Sts. Vartanantz

Karakashian Presents Komitas Book at Sts. Vartanantz   On Sat., Oct. 12, Sts. Vartanantz Church and Hamazkayin of New Jersey hosted a presentation by Dr. Meline Karakashian on her book, Komitas: A Psychological Study. Dr. Karakashian with the organziers Komitas is remembered for having saved Armenian folk music from extinction before the Armenian Genocide, and […]

Film: The Lebanese Rocket Society

The Lebanese Rocket Society   by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige The Strange Tale of the Lebanese Space Race   In the early 60’s, during the cold war and apex of Pan Arabism, a group of students led by researcher Manoug Manougian enters the race to space and create the Lebanese Rocket Society. The intention […]

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84   Thursday, September 26th, 2013   YEREVAN—Renowned Armenian actor, playwright, People’s Artist and political activist Sos Sargsyan passed away Thursday. He was 84. Sargsyan was born in Stevanavan, in the Lori Region of Armenia and moved to Yerevan in 1948 and worked as an actor in Armenia’s Youth […]

Eurovision Announce 2014 Rule Changes For Fairer Jury

EUROVISION ANNOUNCE 2014 RULE CHANGES FOR FAIRER JURY World TV PC September 25, 2013 Wednesday 2:45 PM EST Throughout its long history, the popular pan-European Eurovision Song Contest has faced plenty of accusations that the results displayed on-screen are not the full story, with a new batch of claims having come in in recent months […]

Body and soul in Armenia

In AD301, Armenia became the first country to adopt Christianity as its national religion. Indeed, many think of it as Christianity’s real birthplace. I have just walked through the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia’s capital Yerevan, which is the oldest state-built church in the world, constructed between AD301 and AD303 by Saint Gregory the Illuminator. I […]

Aznavour honoured at Golden Apricot Festival

The 10th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival has taken centre stage in Armenia. More than 200 films from 90 nations are on the schedule for the annual event. Internationally acclaimed director Atom Egoyan is the Honorary Chairman of the Festival Egoyan explained the attraction of the venue: “Armenia has always been at the crossroads […]

Tamada Tales: Wet ‘n Wild in Armenia

Armenians were busy dousing each other with buckets of water on July 7 both to cool down in the scorching summer heat and to celebrate the miracle of Jesus Christ. Or the pagan goddess Astghik. Or Noah and his ark. Or just to get wet. Mention Vardavar in Armenia and the locals “will look at […]

Armenian-American Artist Wins Posthumous Fame

A landscape dissolves into reds, yellows, and greens. A mountain in New York State is filtered through an artist’s imagination, rendered on canvas in angular patches. These were among the visions of Arthur Pinajian, an unknown Armenian-American painter whose death would prompt little more than the rental of a Dumpster. The Dumpster was to be […]

Tezeta: A Celebration of Ethiopian-Armenian Musical Culture

Tezeta: A Celebration of Ethiopian-Armenian Musical Culture

The popular Ethiopian song form, “Tezeta,” shares the name of Aramazt Kalayjian’s documentary on the Ethio-Armenian contributions to the musical culture of Ethiopia. The documentary features interviews with Ethiopian-Armenians and ethnic Ethiopians alike, concert footages, and archival footage and photographs. Kalayjian aims to bring the story of the Ethiopian-Armenians to a wide audience, using the […]

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Writes Eurovision Song for Armenia

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Writes Eurovision Song for Armenia

Guitarist pens rock ballad for annual international contest Tony Iommi will help bring the rock to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The Black Sabbath guitarist has written the song that will serve as Armenia’s entry in the annual competition. According to the BBC, “Lonely Planet” is a rock ballad and will be performed by the […]

Հավասար հնարավորություններ. բրիտանացի պարախումբն աշխատում է հայ հաշմանդամություն ունեցող պարողների հետ

Նրանց աշխարհում ձայներ չկան, ապրում են լռությամբ, սակայն պարում են ինքնամոռաց, երաժշտության յուրաքանչյուր ազդակը զգալով միայն իրենց հատուկ զգայարաններով: Զգացողությունը վերածվում է ռիթմիկ շարժումների, պարում են միասին, երկխոսում դիմախաղով, համաձայնության գալիս հայացքով: «Եթե մարդը հաշմանդամություն ունի, դա չի կարող նրա համար արգելք լինել, որ նա չպարի… Մարդը կարող է ունենալ ցանկացած տիպի մարմին, բայց եթե […]

Chookaszian Revives Artist Fetvadjian

Chookaszian Revives Artist Fetvadjian

BELMONT, Mass.—He documented monumental, now-vanished Armenian architecture. He painted representations of our women in folkloric dress. His reproductions launched public awareness of Armenian manuscript illumination. He illustrated the creativity of Armenian ornamental inscription and sculpture. And he designed the currency and postage stamps of the First Republic of Armenia in a way that celebrated our […]

Salon Mashup – Armenian Perspectives of Loss and Resettlement

http://www.armenianinstitute.org.uk/ Shoreditch Town Hall Thursday 31st Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2013 I attended the opening night of Salon Mashup, a three-day event of performance and visual arts that explores Armenian culture and history with especial reference to the experiences of displacement and resettlement. I was attracted to the event as it explores notions that […]

Armenia’s Oscar Entry Enrages Azerbaijan

Armenia’s Oscar Entry Enrages Azerbaijan

Armenia’s entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars was conceived as a story of how humanity triumphs over prejudice. But since it also touches on Azerbaijan, it has become yet another subject for the toxic feud between the two nations. The film, If Only Everyone, is about an Armenian man who helps a half-Russian, […]

Ֆլորա Մարտիրոսյանի հուղարկավորության կազմակերպման կապակցությամբ ստեղծվել է կառավարական հանձնաժողով

Ֆլորա Մարտիրոսյանի հուղարկավորության կազմակերպման կապակցությամբ ստեղծվել է կառավարական հանձնաժողով

ՀՀ վարչապետի որոշմամբ` ստեղծվել է կառավարական հանձնաժողով Միացյալ Նահանգներում անցյալ շաբաթ մահացած մեծ երգչուհի Ֆլորա Մարտիրոսյանի հուղարկավորության կազմակերպման կապակցությամբ: Հանձնաժողովը գլխավորում է ՀՀ մշակույթի նախարար Հասմիկ Պողոսյանը: «Ֆլորա Մարտիրոսյանի աճյունի տեղափոխման և հուղարկավորության ծախսերը կհոգա ՀՀ կառավարությունը»,- ասել է ՀՀ մշակույթի նախարարության ներկայացուցիչ Հասմիկ Հախվերդյանը: Ֆլորա Մարտիրոսյանի հոգեհանգստի արարողությունը տեղի կունենա Լոս Անջելեսում, սակայն օրը […]

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