The Armenian National Committee of Orange County (ANC-OC) has organized an evening to commemorate the one and a half million victims of the Armenian genocide. The evening will be comprised mostly of traditional and modern music and poetry–presented by some of the most talented musicians and poets on the west coast. There will also be a video presentation prepared specially for the evening.
Each year throughout the month of April–Armenia’s around the world gather to commemorate the Armenian genocide. The ANC-OC has organized a large-scale event to do the same with one important difference. This event will celebrate life and acknowledge a nation that survived through tremendous difficulties and against all odds–refusing to die.
"We hope that all those attending will remember the victims–but move away from the victim mentality–and transfer that energy into a renewed commitment to work for Hai Tad–including the three R’s: Recognition of the Armenian genocide–Return of Western Armenian lands–and Reparations to the Armenian nation" said ANC-OC chairman Garo Madenlian.
Guests at the event will experience amazing musical performances by Gor–Karnig Sarkissian–Slow Motion Reign–and Viken Yacoubian. They will also have an opportunity to see and hear a phenomenal ensemble of artists: Yeva Adalyan–Levon Bedrossian–Aram Kouyoumdjian–and Knowledge.
"It should be a beautiful evening of music and poetry highlighting some of our most talented performers in Southern California," stated ANC-OC member Lucy Der-Yeghiaian. "This is an excellent way to remember the tragedy that occurred in 1915 but also to demonstrate how we have flourished as a nation–and to celebrate our survival."
The event will take place on Sunday April 2–2006 at 6PM at the Gugasian Hall located at 5315 West McFadden Avenue–Santa Ana CA 92704.
For more information about the Armenian National Committee of Orange County (ANC-OC)–please visit our website at www.ancoc.org. Or email us at [email protected]