Genocide Vigil to Feature Element Band, Zulal and Raffi Semerdjian

Element will perform on April 23 at Montebello Monument

MONTEBELLO—The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America will host its annual Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil honoring the 96th anniversary of the Genocide. The event will be held at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument at Bicknell Park, in Montebello on Saturday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Element Band, Zulal A Capella Trio and singer/songwriter Raffi Semerdjian will perform at the event. Ara Papian, former ambassador of Armenia to Canada, will deliver the keynote address regarding Armenia’s legal claims to the six Armenian provinces that were decimated by the Genocide.

The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will set up a registration booth at the event. All attendees are encouraged to sign up to help Armenian cancer patients who are in desperate need of bone marrow transplants.

The Homenetmen Pasadena Azadamard chapter will also participate in their annual nine-mile march from Pasadena to the monument.

Join this unique and memorable Genocide commemoration event. The monument is located at 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640.

For more information, visit Armenian Monument Web site and search “Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument” and “Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil” on Facebook.


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  1. Rita said:

    I am shocked, not surprised! I am looking at the picture of the Element Band (above) and can’t hold back my anger at these performers. So, they know how to dress up! If so, how come they performed for the 20th Anniversary of the Armenia’s independance in New Jersey, in homeless type clothing! The way they appeared on that stage it was an insult to Armenia’s independance, and it’s U.N. representative Garen Nazarian, and all of us!

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