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The New Community Church of New York

Image of an Immigrant: Armenia

As is our mission, we look to celebrate the beauty of immigrant culture and by doing so expose the equality between all men/women. In this "Image of an Immigrant Recital Series" our spotlight is Armenia.

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Image of an Immigrant: Armenia

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Apr 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The New Community Church of New York , 40 E 35th St, New York, NY 10016

About The Event

As is our mission, we look to celebrate the beauty of immigrant culture and by doing so expose the equality between all men/women. In this "Image of an Immigrant Recital Series" our spotlight is on Armenia. A small nation, former soviet republic and victim of Genocide in 1915 begun by the Ottoman Empire, this small nation has incredible resiliance. Hitler once said "who now remembers the Armenian's?" as a way to endorse his want of genocide against the Jewish people. Because of the nature of this comment, being that the language of genocide is circular and infectious, it is crucial that we not only remember Armenia but that we never forget it. Because of the many dangers politically and personally many Armenians fled to find refuge and throughout the course of history created strong immigrant identities all over the world. Some of you may know the recently passed Charles Aznavor by many considered the "Frank Sinatra" of French culture studying under Edith Piaf and great humanitarian activist, Cher the daughter of an Armenian father as well as Andre Agassi the legendary tennis player who's middle name was after "Kirk" Kevork Kerkorian American-Armenian business man, philanthropist, and investor who's contributions of $1 billion dollars during the 1988 earthquake established him as a national hero. Now, more Armenians exist outside of the country than do inside. We thought it a beautiful place to start our recital series, exploring what makes this majority immigrant people so dedicated to staying alive in history. Join us April 23rd, 2019 as musicians from all over the United States and world bring to life folk tunes, popular songs, and new works by the Armenian people. We are proud to have the freedom of celebrating this country's people afforded to us by this country, the great and equal United States of America.

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