February 11, 2009
Since 1928, Hamazkayin has made significant efforts in promoting educational and cultural advancement within the Armenian community. In recent years these efforts have evolved into various programs that embrace change nourished from our cultural heritage.
Hamazkayin believes that the Armenian culture's openness to evolving world dynamics and its ability to embrace change while holding onto its roots has allowed it to adapt and survive. This progressive sound of our culture will showcase its prowess musically on stage when Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society presents its "Mosaic III Concert."
Similar to Mosaic I and II, the Mosaic III concert will be held at the Alex Theatre on Sunday, March 8, 2009. The evening will be hosted by actress/ playwright, Lory Tatoulian, and comedian, Voki Kalfayan. Mosaic III performers include Lavach, a French-Armenian band from France, electro-rock artist, Sebu and flamenco guitarist, Vahagn Turgutyan and his band.
The objective of Hamazkayin's Mosaic concerts is to celebrate the diverse sounds of our culture and its progression today by introducing and promoting the broad range of musical talents of young Armenians. Mosaic is an opportunity to promote and instill cultural appreciation through the integration of melodies, music, and lyrics from the past with revolutionized means of expression.
The evening will prove to be a mosaic of musical genre and style, in both Armenian and English. Within the framework of a single concert, the audience will hear voices echoing from the distant past through the postmodern future. Whether it is the multicultural fusion created by French band, Lavach, or flamenco guitarist Vahagn Turgutyan's compositions that incorporate the ancient duduk, or Sebu's sweet harmonies and bumping rhythms, this borderless yet ethnic presence, created by young Armenians from various generations of immigrant families will come to life in a celebration of Armenian sound.
The creation of an annual "Mosaic" concert is part of Hamazkayin's goal to develop programs that will pique the interest of young Armenians and encourage their participation, while instilling in them a cultural identity. The two Mosaic Concerts were able to introduce to the community the musical talents of our youth and provide these up-and-coming talents the exposure that has already proven to benefit their future success. Through your support of the Mosaic III Concert, you will join in fulfilling Hamazkayin's continuous endeavor to nourish those talents who enrich the Armenian culture within our diverse community.
To help Hamazkayin sponsor this event or to purchase tickets, please call 818.935.3555 or order tickets on-line at www.ItsMySeat.com. Come meet and support our mosaic of young Armenian musical talents, and help Hamazkayin fulfill its mission.