The Kardashian family, including Kim and Khloe Kardashian arrived in Armenia yesterday. Their trip includes their realty show film crew who arrived a day before to setup, as well as Kanye West. The sisters are there in support of the 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide which will take place on April 24th. However, it is believed that they would actually leave before that date.
This is the first trip for the sister to the motherland. On Instagram, Kim stated: “My husband and daughter came to Armenia as well to see my heritage and learn about my ancestors! My cousins came along too! So excited I can’t sleep.”
The sisters also met country’s prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan and several government officials. They told the prime minister that they will fight for the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, pledging to advance unity among Armenians.
They also visited the Mother Armenia statue and plan on visiting other historical Armenian sites.
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Today Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan of System of a Down answered live questions on Social media site Reddit. They answered questions about their current tour to bring attention to the 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide to questions about their songs and politics.
They also revealed that their April 23rd concert in Armenia would be broadcast live on their Youtube channel.
Here are some of the interesting questions they answered:
QUESTION: I have a question for Serj:
For the debut album you had awesome vocal performances, but there seemed to be a quality jump in vocal performance for Toxicity when it came to really accentuating notes. Was that a result of lessons of some sort or just good old practice?
SERJ: My voice started to improve
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System of a Down have kicked off their first show in a series of worldwide concerts to raise Armenian Genocide Awareness. The band will have a eight shows total. The first show was in Los Angeles last night and would be their only US show. The rest of the shows will be in Europe ending with a free show in Armenia on April 23rd. However, the band will resume touring again in June worldwide, include more shows in the US.
The show in Armenia will be held at the Yerevan’s Republic Square one day before April 24th, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Last night’s show at the forum, included a series of 3 mini cartoons about the Armenian Genocide, featuring the voice of Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine) as the narrator, who was also in the audience. The cartoons were created to bring awareness to the Armenian Genocide and other similar genocides in general.
“We don’t have the lobbying power that the Turkish government has. We only have the stories of our surviving family members,” drummer John Dolmayan said. “That is why after 100 years – or 150, or 200 years – the truth is going to come out.”
The show including a whopping 33 songs and took 2.5 hours. Serj Tankian stated that this was the longest show they have ever done!
“I hope you like System of a Down,” the band’s guitarist and vocalist Daron Malakian teased Monday night’s crowd at the L.A. Forum, during a break about a third of the way into a massive set. “Because we’ve got a lot of it for you tonight!”
The band played a flawless set. As an attendee myself and a huge fan of System of Down, I enjoyed it a lot. Although, I wished the vocals would have been a little louder than the music. Thy played all their hits and some of their better album tracks.
For more info on the Armenian Genocide visit 24April1915.com.