Armenian American Artists Host Benefit Concert for Artsakh Refugees in Roslindale, MA (11/22)
On November 22nd at The Square Root in Roslindale, MA Laura Zarougian led acoustic duo Yalla Hilda will be joining John Baboian (jazz guitar), Raffi Semerdjian (folk art guitar), Armadi Tsayn Duo (oud – Samuel Sjostedt, upright bass – Filippo Goller), and The Tony Donatalle Jazz Quartet for night of music celebrating Armenian culture.
The evening will showcase artists who are broadening the definition of what it means to make Armenian music. Each performance will last between 30-40 minutes. Tickets for the show are only available at the door and will cost $20 or $10 with a student ID. Proceeds will go to the Tufenkian Foundation, and the event is being cosponsored by Zoravik, an activist collective based in Boston.
The Tufenkian Foundation was launched in 1999 to address the most pressing social, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges facing Armenia. For almost two decades, the Foundation has worked to modeling new approaches to longstanding challenges, while pioneering projects that create changes that can ripple through multiple layers of Armenian society. In 2003, they expanded their scope and mission to include the liberated borderlands of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh). Since the 2020 Artsakh War, they have focused their efforts on the most immediate, pressing needs in Artsakh; including the development of infrastructure, education, economic development, the housing of wounded soldiers, and livelihood opportunities. On Sept 19th, after a 9-month blockade, Azerbaijan attacked the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh. Over 100,000 Armenians were forcibly displaced from their ancestral lands.
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