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President Sargsyan congratulates Shushan Petrosyan on birthday

President Sargsyan congratulates Shushan Petrosyan on birthday

Standing in the roots of national awakening and independent statehood with the young generation you had a chance to participate in the creation of the cultural image of today’s Armenia, and brought new quality and thinking to Armenian music with a charming voice and wonderful performances.

I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry: Dati

I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry: Dati

Fame is usually not the goal for a true artist. You can be famous for many things today. But as an artist you would like for your art and craft to be recognized all over the world, yes! And have people use what you do to their own best ability and appreciate it as much as you do. The main obstacle I would say is timing. Everything has it’s time and place and I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry.

Armenian pavilion launched at 70th Cannes Film Market

Armenian pavilion launched at 70th Cannes Film Market

This year, in the period of 70th Festival de Cannes—May 18-26, for the first time Armenia will be represented in the Film Market in the sector Village International/Pantiero under the number 226 through the pavilion of the Republic of Armenia, where these days “Aurora’s sunrise” of Bars Media, Sergo Ustyan’s “Exchange” and Artur Sukiasyan’s “The Wounded City” are trying their chances to succeed.

Prominent Israeli jazz bassist to perform in Yerevan

Prominent Israeli jazz bassist to perform in Yerevan

Israeli jazz bassist, composer, singer and arranger Avishai Cohen will perform with his Trio (Omri Mor – Piano, Itamar Doari – Percussion) for the first time in Armenia. The concert will be held on May 31 in Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall, Yerevan.

Crowded Cannes in festive mood: Exclusive from Cannes

Crowded Cannes in festive mood: Exclusive from Cannes

70th jubilee edition of Cannes has been launched at Côte d’Azur gathering world cinematography giants here. The feeling of cinema fete, felt in the air, pleasantly and successfully makes forget after-effects of tiring road, however, this mood has less probability to last long if you are here to work.

Barun Sobti: I love my Armenian fans

Barun Sobti: I love my Armenian fans

“I came into acting career in August of 2009. I was doing a job in Delhi and one of my friends, whose name is Karan Wahi invited me to Mumbai and said to give an audition for the show. I just started to act and the producers of the show confirmed me as an actor.”

Armenian and Turkish musicians performed ‘Dle Yaman’ in Gyumri

Armenian and Turkish musicians performed ‘Dle Yaman’ in Gyumri

“We don’t have difficulty in communication. Firstly, Suren Asatryan regularly visits Turkey for already more than 20 years and is fluent in Turkish, but even if he didn’t know Turkish, we would understand each other, we speak in a language of music. This is a good method for us to communicate. Music is freedom everyone understands,” he said.

Terry George makes USD 5000 video challenge to filmmakers

Terry George makes USD 5000 video challenge to filmmakers

Grammy Award winning musician and activist Serj Tankian and social impact filmmaker Carla Garapedian introduced the organization’s first initiative – a USD 5,000 video challenge from the Oscar-winning director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda and The Promise).

Hasmik Papian awarded Gold Medal of Culture Ministry

Hasmik Papian awarded Gold Medal of Culture Ministry

People’s Artist of Armenia, soprano Hasmik Papian has been awarded the Gold Medal of Armenia’s Culture Ministry for significant contribution in the development of Armenian and global opera art and on the occasion of her 30th anniversary of her career, the Culture Ministry told.

Private screening of “The Promise” launched in London

Private screening of “The Promise” launched in London

On April 5 one of screening rooms of London’s Soho hotel was full of guests. Representatives of the UK government and parliament, well-known British media outlets, cultural, community and business circles, diplomats and ambassador brought their participation.

New book on Armenian Genocide published in US

New book on Armenian Genocide published in US

One sees what is happening in Turkey right now, how Turkey is dealing with its own minorities, the type of language that the President of Turkey is using in regards to non-Muslim Europe, it all reflects the same narrow, ethno-religious nationalism that prevailed there 100 years ago.

Guardian: Komitas Vardapet, forgotten folk hero

Guardian: Komitas Vardapet, forgotten folk hero

Komitas’s output was modest: 80 choral works and songs, arrangements of the Armenian mass, and some dances for piano. But as his better-known compatriot Aram Khachaturian acknowledged, he singlehandedly laid the foundations for Armenia’s classical tradition.

Adam Barro to perform Komitas in France

Adam Barro to perform Komitas in France

“Musicians from Armenia will also take part in the awards. The concert will bring together numerous Armenians of France and neighboring countries, as well as artists from the Fatherland,” Barro said. Adam Barro recently received two additional international awards from competitions in Italy and Spain.

Einstein, Newton, Pelechian: It’s good that you exist

Einstein, Newton, Pelechian: It’s good that you exist

More than dozens of movies left behind, several of which brought world fame not only to the film director, but also his homeland, authorizing discovery of “Distance montage”—exclusive innovative theory in cinematography, and today Pelechian won’t stop “shooting” the upcoming film—“Homo sapiens”, but for now only in his mind.

“The Salesman” wins best foreign language Oscar

“The Salesman” wins best foreign language Oscar

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has won the best foreign language Oscar in Los Angeles, for a second time, for domestic drama “The Salesman.” Farhadi, 44, did not attend the ceremony because he said that the conditions that would be attached to a potential entry visa were unacceptable.

Atom Egoyan honored with a Companion of the Order of Canada

Atom Egoyan honored with a Companion of the Order of Canada

“His outstanding body of work often focuses on the themes of community, isolation and the role of technology in our lives. Generous with his time and talent, he serves as a mentor and teacher, and as an active member of cultural boards and film festival juries. He is also a talented visual artist and director of both theater and opera.”

I have documented Armenian heritage in Turkey, as so soon we won’t be able to find even these ones: Turkish photographer

I have documented Armenian heritage in Turkey, as so soon we won’t be able to find even these ones: Turkish photographer

“The biggest problem in Turkey-Armenia relation is the following: in Turkey most of the people have no idea and have never thought about the fact that there was Genocide, due to 100 years of governmental police, none of the Turks has any idea of the unspoken, forbidden truth. So, they never question if there was the fact of Genocide, because they have no idea if there were Armenians living before.”

Harutyun Chkolyan’s “Armenian Soundscapes. Duduk. Zurna. Ney” with fresh interpretation of Traditional Armenian Folk, Gusan Shahen and Sayat Nova

Harutyun Chkolyan’s “Armenian Soundscapes. Duduk. Zurna. Ney” with fresh interpretation of Traditional Armenian Folk, Gusan Shahen and Sayat Nova

I play 3 musical instruments—duduk, zurna and ney. I’d particularly like to speak of Garegin Arekelyan’s “Sunrise,” which for the first time will be played today, as well as Ara Dinkchyan’s “Offering” and Grigor Arakelian’s “Tidings and dance” (Aveits ev par), which are also important to me,” Harutyun Chkolyan told 168.am.