The Armenian nation witnesses the destruction of its cultural heritage even in the 21st century, Edward Sharmazanov, Deputy Speaker of Armenian National Assembly, said during the closing ceremony of the Armenian Culture Week in Japan.
Genealogy that represents Armenia with the song "Face the Shadow" is among the first ten finalists of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Armenian national dance "Kochari" may be included into the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO, as a universal value, Hasmik Poghsoyan, Minister of Culture of Armenia told reporters on May 16. An application for it has already been submitted and the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris will discuss it this year.
Azerbaijani and Turkish lobby's attempts to prevent Armenian cultural programs abroad have failed. As Armenia marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915, various events timed to that tragedy are held worldwide this year. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan and Turkey try their best to somehow impede the Armenian cultural programs and events abroad.
On Saturday, its opening day, the jury of the 56th Venice Biennale announced the winners of the international art festival. The Armenian pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for presenting works by the Armenian diaspora on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Asbarez reports.
On May 16, 110 museums in Armenia will open to visitors as part of the traditional campaign Museum Night, Deputy Minister of Culture Arev Samuelyan said in the Government, Thursday.
Press secretary of Armenia's National Film Center Ruzanna Bagratunyan has told ArmInfo journalist that in 2015 Armenia will participate in the Cannes Marche du Film for the 7th time.
The Turkish-Armenian history section includes an Armenian Genocide article, which points out that that it was a "brutal campaign conducted against the Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire by the Young Turk government during World War I (1914-18).The hundreds of thousands of deaths that occurred are the subject of intense debate between scholars and governments. Armenians charge that the campaign was a deliberate attempt to destroy the Armenian people and, thus, an act of genocide."
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia headed by Vladimir Spivakov will perform in Yerevan on April 14-16. The "Vladimir Spivakov Invites" Festival will be dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial.
American rapper Kayne West's surprise concert near Swan Lake in the heart of Yerevan overnight wrapped up Kim Kardashian's 8-day visit to her historical motherland. During the concert, Kanye West Jumped into the Lake, fans follow him in, giving him hugs. Kardashian reflected on the event on Twitter, calling the night epic.
ArmInfo’s interview with film director Hovhaness Galstyan, the winner of Hayak Armenian National Film Award 2012 and international film festivals for the film “Bonded Parallels.”
As many as 27,000 Armenian culture monuments were demolished in Nakhijevan in 1998-2006, Argam Ayvazyan, Armenian historian and expert in cultural studies, has told ArmInfo.
Films telling about the Genocide of Armenians were screened at the 19th Sofia Film Festival in a special program "Never Again." The program is implemented by the Golden Apricot International Film Festival with the support of the Culture Ministry of Armenia and the Committee to coordinate events commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
The concert of well-known conductor Valery Gergiev and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra has been postponed. Sona Hovhannisyan, general manager of the "Yerevan Prospects" festival, has told ArmInfo that the concert was to open the festival on March 28. However, Gergiev asked the festival administration to postpone the concert due to the changes in his tour schedule.
Within the frames of cooperation of Beeline and All-National Trust Board, "Komitas: Crane of Melancholy" will be screened, the press office of Beeline Armenia reports.
Italian Films Festival will take place in Yerevan on March 23-27.