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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NAGHASH ENSEMBLE AT AGBU ARMENIA

The Naghash Ensemble combines the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song, new classical music, contemporary post-minimalism and the energy of rock and jazz. Three brilliant female vocalists and some of Armenia’s finest instrumentalists on duduk, oud, dhol and piano play new music based on sacred texts by the medieval Armenian mystic poet and priest, M’krtich Naghash. Written by Armenian-American composer John Hodian, The Naghash Ensemble’s “Songs of Exile” is a profound meditation on man's relationship to God from the perspective of a monk forced to live in exile for many years. Part folk music, part classical and profoundly moving.

Hasmik Baghdasaryan (soprano)
Tatevik Movsesyan (soprano)
Arpine Ter-Petrosyan (alto)
Tigran Hovhannisyan (dhol)
Aram Nikoghosyan (oud)
Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (duduk)
John Hodian (piano) composer

April 11, at 19:30
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Str.

Entrance is by registration only with the link below: https://naghashconcert.eventbrite.com

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Saturday, 08 April 2017

"COLOR GRADING WITH ANASTASIA SHEPHERD" AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia and AFG Film Club invite all colorists, cinematographers, editors, directors, producers, production designers, DITs, independent filmmakers and film students who want to advance their knowledge of color grading. No prior experience with color grading necessary.

The workshop will be conducted in English and translated into Armenian simultaneously. Admission is free. Please register here for attendance.

"COLOR GRADING WITH ANASTASIA SHEPHERD"
April 8, at 15:00-17:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street

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Thursday, 06 April 2017

"LA GRANDE ILLUSION" FILM SCREENING AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia is starting a Classic French Cinema series beginning from April. Mark every first Thursday of each month on your calendar as a day of French movie. The first screening of the series is Jean Renoir's "LA GRANDE ILLUSION"with the incredible Jean Gabin. All the movies are restored. The program is organized by Alliance Française d'Arménie, AGBU Armenia, Institut Francaise and AFG Film Club.

April 6, at 19:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
Language: French with English subtitles
Free admission.

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Friday, 31 March 2017

"THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA" FILM SCREENING AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia continues the screenings as part of the American Film Showcase 2017 organized by the U.S. Embassy Yerevan. We cordially invite you to immerse into the unique world of music and performing arts through films.

THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA

Filmmakers: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
2015, 65 minutes

March 31, at 19:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
Language: English.
Free admission.

THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA celebrates the music, the artists and the visionaries who have pioneered this sea change, exploring how the growing Latino community is impacting American culture for the better. Anchoring the film are exclusive interviews with the musicians at the center of Latino power and influence in this country, including Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, members of Los Lobos, Rita Moreno, Jose Feliciano and others. They talk about their lives and music, as the film celebrates their mega crossover hits that have defined the American experience and set the stage for the “Latin Explosion” in all aspects of American life.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

"SONG OF LAHORE" FILM SCREENING AT AGBU ARMENIA

AGBU Armenia continues the screenings as part of the American Film Showcase 2017 organized by the U.S. Embassy Yerevan. We cordially invite you to immerse into the unique world of music and performing arts through films.

SONG OF LAHORE
Filmmaker: Andy Schocken
2015, 82 minutes

March 30, at 19:00
AGBU Armenia
2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street

Language: English.
Free admission.

In 2004, musician Izzat Majeed founded Sachal Studios to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. Sharia law had decimated Pakistani orchestras in the late 1970s, and yet the Sachal musicians remain committed to revitalizing the customs of their forefathers. After several largely unnoticed classical and folk album releases, the group produces a record combining South Asian improvisation with jazz.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

"MUSIC DRIVE TALKS" AT AGBU ARMENIA

RA Ministry of Culture and Rock Association, in partnership with AGBU Armenia, cordially invite all visitors of the Music Drive Festival to participate in "Music DriveTalks" to be held on March 25, 15:00 at the AGBU Armenia Hall (2/2 Melik-Adamyan).

Seats are limited. For participation please register here.  NOTE, this event is menat for the FESTIVAL VISITORS ONLY, who have March 24 or Two-Day tickets! (Get tickets here.) Registration deadline is March 24.

The event will feature a friendly chat and Master Class with virtuous musicians of the Human Element band, followed by a Q&A session.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

"REFLECTIONS ON IMPACT INVESTMENT" PANEL DISCUSSION

On the heels of the Impact Investment for Development Summit hosted by UNDP in Armenia (http://iido.events/), Impact Hub Yerevan, AGBU Armenia & UNDP in Armenia invite you to a very special panel discussion to share new perspectives & learnings gained through the summit.

Please join us for "Reflections on Impact Investment"

Panelists & Participants:
- Kevin Jones, Co-Founder & Convener, SOCAP
- Arthur Wood, Founding Partner, Total Impact Capital
- Daniela Deuber, Programme Director, BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt
- Stanley Siva, Senior Vice President, The Hasanah Foundation
- Giulio Quaggiotto, Senior Programme Manager, NESTA UK and Dubai Gov.
- Rami Majzoub, Co-Founder, DCL (Development, Culture & Leadership)

Moderator: Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, Zagreb School of Management

March 23, at 11:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street) Free admission.

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"HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO" FILM SCREENING

AGBU Armenia continues the screenings as part of the American Film Showcase 2017 organized by the U.S. Embassy Yerevan. We cordially invite you to immerse into the unique world of music and performing arts through films.

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO
Filmmaker: Alexandra Shiva
2015, 89 minutes

March 23, at 19:00 
Language: English.
Free admission
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street).

A first kiss, a first dance. These are the rites of passage of American youth that hold the promise of magic, romance and initiation into adulthood. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival.

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DISCUSSION "FRANCOPHONE STARTUPS AND DIGITAL INNOVATION"

French Embassy in Armenia in cooperation with Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and French-Armenian Chamber of Commerce has the honor to invite you to a discussion:
"FRANCOPHONE STARTUPS AND DIGITAL INNOVATION"
French-Armenian simultaneous translation will be provided

Date & Time: March 23, 14:00
Address: 2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street
Free entrance.

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Monday, 20 March 2017

JAZZ EVENING AT AGBU ARMENIA: NEW YORK - YEREVAN JAZZ MASTERS

Another one of those beautiful jazz evenings at AGBU Armenia: NEW YORK - YEREVAN JAZZ MASTERS

Ari ROLAND - bass
Zaid NASSER - alt saxophone
Vahagn HAYRAPETYAN - piano
Yaala BALIN - vocal
Keith BAAL - drums

Monday, March 20, at 19:30 
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan)
Entrance with invitations

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