‘Remember’ – Armenian musician’s new song dedicated to Genocide centennial

12:45 • 07.10.14



The project is the brainchild of Armenian singer and musician Ara Gevorgyan who is going to release a new music video in commemoration of the Genocide centennial.

“I have now written a new song which has been recorded in both Armenian and English. The Armenian version is entitled ‘We are and We will Be’; the name for the English variant is ‘Remember’. The English text’s author is Daniel Decker from the United States. The Armenian text was written by Levon Blbulyan,” Gevorgyan told Tert.am, introducing his initiative.


Remembering the song’s prehisitory, the musician said that they launched the project with the late writer and satirist Aramayis Sahakyan. “Then we talked to Henrik Anasyan, a wonderful musician who lives in the United States, but because what he had written was too much to the point and featured fight and cruel episodes, we turned to Levon Blbulyan for mitigating all that a little bit, and I think it turned out a very good text,” he added.

Gevorgyan said they have recorded the song under the guidance of the State Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor, Eduard Topchyan, and the director of the Armenian State Academic Choir, Hovhannes Chekijyan. He thanked the Public Television of Armenia and the National Cinema Center for the support.


The music video, which is still half-finished, has been shot at the Genocide Memorial Park. Gevorgyan sayshe hopes that the project will be really fine after it is complete.


But he said it isn’t their end-goal, as the group’s next step will be achieving an international reaction. “We have already got an agreement with Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan for asking the the diaspora choirs which came to Armenia to sing the song to perform it in English in their streets on April 24, 2015. The negotiations are now in progress, and we are seek an international reaction to have it broadcast by TV companies in different states,” he added.
 

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