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#1 gamavor

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:51 PM

Yerevan won't be the same without street musicians. They add extra value to the welcoming spirit and make you feel part of whatever happens around you. Luckily Yerevan offers great variety of music genres and styles from opera and folk singers at the Northern Boulevard to rocking Gevork at the French square, or ELENA who became famous from the streets of Yerevan.





We Armenians have an obsession with Deep Purple:)

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:51 PM



And of course French....



And Armenian pop
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:27 AM

We Armenians have an obsession with Deep Purple:)

Probably because Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is very much interested with Armenia with his several visits and very involved with the culture. He even did a benefit concert for earthquake.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:49 AM

Probably because Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is very much interested with Armenia with his several visits and very involved with the culture. He even did a benefit concert for earthquake.

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Rock legends Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi to celebrate 30th anniversary of Rock Aid Armenia in Yerevan

 
 
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YEREVAN, APRIL 10, ARMENPRESS. Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi will visit Armenia in June 2019 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Rock Aid Armenia charity project, reports Armenpress.

The visit and celebration of the anniversary are being organized by the Mediamax Media Company and DoSomething (Australia), whose co-founder Jon Dee organized the 1989 Rock Aid Armenia project to help the victims of the Armenian earthquake.

On 5 June 2019, Yerevan will host a gala night under the auspices of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, which will feature Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi and Jon Dee. The event will also include a public showing of the documentary about Rock Aid Armenia's all-star 1989 remake of Smoke on the Water. This documentary includes footage of the recording sessions featuring members of bands such as Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush, Yes, Iron Maiden, ELP, Free and Bryan Adams.

“Rock legends joined forces 30 years ago to help our people and soon, thanks to the support from IDBank and Koor, we will celebrate the anniversary of that fantastic project,” said Ara Tadevosyan, Director of Mediamax.

During their stay in Armenia, Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi and Jon Dee will visit the Gyumri Musical School N6, which was initiated by the Rock Aid Armenia/Armenia Grateful 2 Rock project.

The decision to build the new music school was taken in October 2009, on the 20th anniversary of Rock Aid Armenia. Mediamax and DoSomething joined forces to carry out the project, which included a visit by Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Jon Dee, Geoff Downes and Pat Cash.

During this 2009 visit, the stars visited Musical School N6 in Gyumri, a city in the Armenian earthquake zone. In the 20 years following the 1988 earthquake, the children had been forced to learn music in a decrepit and damp temporary building.

During that visit, the rock legends offered to help with the proper rebuilding of the school.

In March 2010, Ian Gillan gave two charity concerts with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Yerevan, and later that year Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi formed the fundraising supergroup Who Cares.

Fundraising and construction of the music school building were coordinated by Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), Mediamax, and DoSomething. The opening of the new building was held in September of 2013 and was attended by Ian Gillan and Jon Dee.

“It is wonderful that Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi will be joining us in Yerevan in June. Ara Tadevosyan and I would like to thank Tony and Ian for their incredible 30 year commitment to helping the people of Armenia. The event on June 5th will enable Armenia to remember and celebrate the ongoing support that Ian and Tony have given to children in the Armenian earthquake zone,” said Rock Aid Armenia Founder Jon Dee.

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:38 AM

Oh boy, so many pleasant memories...It was 1977, my cousin in Yerevan had the whole discography of Deep Purple which caused mild shock to me. These were the years of the Iron curtain, and even though I was visiting from the "west" he introduced me to Deep Purple.
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