LOS ANGELES–The Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society will bring the progressive sounds of Armenian culture to the stage on October 17 with its latest Mosaic IV concert at the open air Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
In its fourth year running, Hamazkayin’s Mosaic concert will celebrate the diverse sounds of Armenia and its progression into the modern-age with performances by Viza, Armenian Space Station, Echocell, A Splinter, and Armenian Public Radio.
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.
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.
Concert-goers will be taken on a journey with global rockers, Viza. Armenian Space Station will give the audience an epic performance of compositions incorporating Aram Khatchadourian’s stylings adapted by Greg Hosharian on keyboard with the metal drum beats of Barrett Yeretsian. Echocell will fuse the organic with the electronic to produce a riveting Armenian soul experience. A Splinter will guide guests on a journey through the humorous stories of our Armenian realities, while Armenian Public Radio will connect the audience to their roots through an acoustic revival of Armenian folk melodies performed by Saro Koujakian, Ryan Demirjian and Mher Ajamian.
Proceeds from the event will benefit a scholarship program for students pursuing music and art education.
The 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 past three Mosaic concerts introduced the community to the musical talents of young Armenian artists and provided these up-and-coming talents the exposure that has already proven to benefit their future success.
Since 1928, Hamazkayin has made significant strides in promoting educational and cultural advancement within the Armenian community. 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.
For tickets or sponsorship information, call 818.935.3555 or order tickets on-line at www.itsmyseat.com.