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.
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.
“The war in Congo was one of the deadliest wars since World War II. I vow to keep the promise to help support human rights in Congo,” Gosling said in a video.
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.
This is the present situation of the Armenians. I should not have to ground the Armenian Genocide in comparisons to the Holocaust to illustrate its horror, it was a genocide, and is thus reserved a special, terrible place in human history all its own (indeed, the word “genocide” was coined by Raphael Lemkin precisely in response to the Armenian Genocide).
The Challenge flash mob initiated by Eurovision 2017 Armenia’s representative Artsvik Harutyunyan continues. This time the challenge was accepted by Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, who performed Lorik by Komitas.
As private screenings for the upcoming Terry George Armenian Genocide epic The Promise are held on the Hill and elsewhere, battle lines are being drawn between those who embrace historical truth and those who would distort or deny it.
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.
“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.
Golden Globe winner Oscar Issac, Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale and famous rock musician, soloist of “System of a Down” group Serj Tankian, as well as actress Angela Sarafyan, screenwriter Terry George will attend the premiere of Armenian Genocide themed “The Promise” film.
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.
“For this book there will be fights, attacks against me, or there will be absolute indifference, as people reading will consider that I have written something absurd,” world movie legend Artavazd Pelechian said about his work “My world and common theory of the field”, which took him half a century to create it.
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.
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon stars in Arthur Balder’s new experimental documentary “American Mirror” with Armenian painter Tigran Tsitoghzhyan, Asbarez reported. The shootings of the film are in th final stage.
“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.”
Famous German sculptor Bertrand Freiesleben has created the bust of Armenian Chess Grandmaster Levon Aronian. Bertrand Freiesleben told a press conference in “Armenpress” how he sculpted the bust.
The ministry of culture said art historian Poghos Haytayan has passed away on February 6, aged 81. Haytayan is the author of numerous articles, monographs and books.
According to the February 3 decree of Culture Minister Armen Amiryan, Director of Opera and Ballet National Academic Theater Andranik Arzumanyan was dismissed in accordance with his application, the Ministry informed.
Guillaume de Guiteau, Hennessy cognac house brand ambassador, paid a 3-day visit to Armenia, within which exclusive master class was conducted by one of the 6 ambassadors, introducing the well-known cognac, a participant of which was 168.am as well.
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
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.
For the first time the songwriter visited Armenia, when he aged 14, he took the first photos in Sevan, and then in the small mountainous village tested lavash with cheese and honey, which are his favorites until now.
“I feel like I’m meeting my family, whether they’re Italian or Spanish or from elsewhere. The audience is part of my family. The stage is where I’m happiest.”
When prominent archeologist and orientalist Nikoghayos Mar for the first time together with Toros Toromanyan entered fabulous city Ani in 1904 and launched excavations, he knew that Ani has keep lots of secrets for him, and now, after the centuries’ silence they should come up from the dust of oblivion. However, even experienced Mar couldn’t have supposed that he was to uncover single finding.
“On my Grandmother Mariam’s side, the story is well documented. Eghisapet Soultanian,(the woman holding the gun) is my Great- Grandmother. She was an Armenian Freedom fighter who put the duties to her country before her duties as a mother.”
“One of our employers who is a film-lover noted him while we were wondering if the visitor is Michael Caine or no”, a restaurant employer told, adding that he entered the restaurant like ordinary people.
“These chests, which according to the speaker have been covered with wonderful and symmetric ornaments, should have been meant for high-ranking officials, which were inside the church, “It’s very probable to think that they were remnants of some of Armenian kings, which were put into the chests and sealed with a paving.”
“We have revealed not only burials of elders, but also of children and newborns, which are concrete civilization indices, spread only in Ancient Rome, where particular attention was attached to burials of children. It turns out, the same situation was existent in Karmir Blur, and special love towards children, which is peculiar to us today, has been existent since ancient times.”
As an astrologist, through the calculations of astrological cycles, based on the studies of Nostredame, it’s possible to clearly calculate the way of human life, on the basis of which he created the Grand Calendar (Le Grand Calendrier), which is considered the second grand scientific heritage after “Century.”
I’ll Never Forget this Happiness, which was Promising Eternity on Paradis Street: In the Wake of “Mother” and “The Paradis Street 588”
He shoots “Mayrig” and “The Paradis Street 588” (the address of the Malakian family in Marseille) upon the proposal of his friend, Armenian writer Henri Troyat. It’s known that scenario for “Mayrig” had more than 40 variants, however, only one is being published and translated in 10 languages in 1985, with 200.000 copies.
To be in the south of France and miss the chance of visiting the Castle of If (Château d’If) is simply impossible. French literature lovers are probably familiarized with the famous “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, where perennial tortures of the hero Edmond Dantès were being described.
I did it for all Armenians over the World and for Myself: Armenian Mountaineer Conquers World’s Highest Peak
“I was going to hand that letter to their Government next year, and in particular, to Erdogan, and I won’t open the brackets how it’ll be done. I will only say that I’m going to set another record next year, during which I’ll hand that letter. Presently I’m intensively preparing for implementation of that purpose.”
“Restore Tourian’s face…accept the proposal or not? I have had many excitements in my scientific life, however, I confess what came over me at that moment is impossible to describe. No, it was not happiness or pride, maybe, first and foremost, it was fear. Yes, I was afraid of Tourian, his unique charm…”
To Play the Duduk, and to Play Well, One should be a Poet: Whose Duduk is Heard in “Mother” and “The Passion of the Christ”?
We are bearers of oldest and precise history, for centuries we had our investment in the development of world civilization. The duduk is another chance to leave our signature in the history of humanity, which perfectly contributes to attaching attention of tourists of various countries towards our country and culture.
Our city much lacks free works, they should be free, full of life and warmth. Recently I noticed that grave-like works appear in our city. If you place them in cemeteries, they won’t vary from tombstones.
“In my opinion, the movie has existed prior to all arts, however, technically it appeared after all types of art.”
Here Tolstoy’s daughter, who read about the greatest sufferings, tragedies and horrors of war in the books, for the first time clashes with harsh reality. Particularly, condition of local and migrant Armenians had deep impact on her.
It’s a Profession of Manipulators, Murderers and Rapists: Aleksandr Atanesyan on the Profession of a Film Director
“These indicators aren’t surprising, as humanity, as a result of globalization needs for fast food, including in art as well. It’s known, that the movie has its main three types—mainstream movie, art house and movies, created by combination of both, which, comparatively, are demanded as well.”
Enclosed Spaces or Urban Environment and Geometric, Abstract Installations in “15 Points of View“ by Felice Varini
Varini takes enclosed spaces or the urban environment and arranges geometric, abstract installations in them. Those formal organizations might be not comprehensible at first glance. But, suddenly, they concentrate the viewers’ glance at a single point, the “point of view”, exploring the features of the specific architectural building.