YEREVAN, Armenia – On April 22, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted Serj Tankian, musician, poet, activist, and lead singer of the rock band System of a Down, for an open dialogue with AUA faculty member Hilda Grigorian.
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Video for the composition "100 Years" co-composed by Serj Tankian and John Psathas. The video is a somber commemoration to honor the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian victims of the first genocide of the 20th century.
Please note that the video does contain some graphic and sensitive archival images.
Vardan Grigoryan - Duduk
Sofia Labropoulou - Kanun
Vagelis Karypis - Daouli
Petros Kourtis - Daouli
Andreas Pappas - Daouli
Serj Tankian - Vocals
Jeffrey Mallow - Guitar
John Psathas - Piano
Check out this interview that Serj did with the NZ Herald about the Eye For Sound Exhibit at Silo 6.
A sleepy town north of Auckland doesn't fit the typical rock 'n' roll lifestyle but Serj Tankian has always defied convention.
The frontman of System of a Down now calls New Zealand home, and lives on a rural property about an hour's drive north of the City of Sails.
His love affair with Aotearoa began 13 years ago after his Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Big Day Out.
Please join me in asking our members of congress to demand that the Senate and House intelligence committees investigate Turkey's role in the Al Qaeda linked attacks on the city of Kessab in Syria, where more than 2000 Armenians were driven from their homes. These people were all survivors of the Armenian Genocide who had settled there after the First World War.
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Below is a great review of the show by David Farrier of TV3 in New Zealand.
Christchurch enjoys its rock and metal, so it’s perhaps no surprise Serj Tankian was greeted to a huge round of applause when he took to the stage at the CBS Arena. One of the most recognisable and respected voices in rock, we don’t see Tankian perform often here. Tonight was special.
Tomorrow night, Serj Tankian is playing a one-off show at Christchurch's CBS Arena.
Known to many as the frontman of System of a Down, for many this concert will show a different side to the Grammy-award winning musician.
He'll be joined on stage by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, who will perform some of Serj's symphony found on his recent Orca album.
He'll also be performing with them as they rock through his Elect the Dead record.
The Eye For Sound App that allows you to unlock multimedia content for Serj's musical paintings is now available in the App Store for iOS and Android Marketplace.
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