Tag Archives: France

Marten Yorgantz- A Childhood Favourite

Born June 24, 1946, in what is known today as Istanbul, Marten Yorgantz is a popular French-Armenian singer and composer. He is recognized as the most popular Armenian singer in Europe with over a thousand songs sung in over 10 languages.

After the Earthquake in Armenia, he gave 100 concerts benefiting the children and families affected. 

He has recorded 24 albums in different languages, mostly in Armenian, Italian and French. Among his well-known hits are “Chkuytik”, “Hayi Achker”, “Hayeren Ergenk”, “Ayp, Pen, Kim”, “Ay Maral Maral”, “Partir pour ne plus revenir” and others.

In 1974, he opens his 1st restarant in Paris called “Cappadocia”, followed by a 2nd to the chain just outside of the city in Alford. In 1980 he opened his 3rd restaurant on Saint Germain des Prés, in the heart of Paris so as to attract more local celebrities, called “Restaurant Yorgantz”.  Within the last 10 years, he also opened his latest restaurant, known as “Chez Yorgantz”, where both Italian and Armenian delicacies are served as he entertains with a pianist and guitarist by his side. To this day, Yorgantz will sing for concerts, dances and other festivities, alongside his constant appearance at piano bars around the city.

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Azeri Embassy Incites Brawl at French Parliament

The capacity crowd, among them members of the French Parliament, turned out to mark the anniversary of Sumgait Porgoms

People affiliated with the Azeri Embassy in Paris begin brawl at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Sumgait Porgoms

PARIS—An Azeri delegation disrupted a commemoration event marking the 25th anniversary of the Sumgait Massacres taking place inside the French Parliament Tuesday when they refused to stand in observance of a moment of silence for the victims.

According to Mourad Papazian, chairman of the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organization in France (CCAF), one of the Azeris punched an event organizer, Hratch Varjabedian, who had approached them to inquire about their show of disrespect.

Eyewitnesses reported that one of the Azeris shouted that he would only stand to commemorate “the victims of Khojaly.”

After Varjabedian was punched, a group of young Armenians rushed to the scene and a brawl ensued before audience members broke it up and police cordoned off the room.

Surprisingly, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to France, Elchin Amirbeyov immediately arrived at the scene accompanied by other embassy officials and issued a condemnation of the attack.

The APA news agency reported on its Web site that Armenians locked the door of the auditorium and were accompanied by French members of the audience in “brutally” beating them.

The event, entitled, “Sumgait events after 25 years: the present situation and future prospects for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh” was organized by French Parliament member Francois Roshebloun and was attended by several parliament members.

The Nor Serount in France (AYF of France) cancelled a day-long demonstration scheduled to take place Wednesday in front of the Azeri Embassy in France for fear of more Azeri-initiated violence.

– See more at: http://asbarez.com/108511/azeri-embassy-incites-brawl-at-french-parliament/#sthash.QNb5167t.dpuf

Scholarships for 12-month Stay in Berlin

Deadline: December 15, 2012
Open to: Applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union
Scholarship: 770 EUR per month for undergraduates and graduates, 1,300 EUR per month for post-docs

Description

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union. Applicants should be working on research projects that require a 12 months stay in Berlin.

Scholarship

Undergraduates and graduates receive 770 EUR, postdocs 1,300 EUR per month. The scholarship includes travel costs to and from Berlin and free lodging in the International Study Center Berlin. The maximum age is 35 for postdocs and 25 years for undergraduates.

Application process

If you want to apply, please fill-in the application form. The completed application form has to be sent to studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de. Please, fill-in the German language certificate too and send it to the same email address. The application deadline is December 15, 2012. The scholarship will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on September 30, 2014.

Contact information

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
Niederkirchnerstr. 5
D-10111 Berlin
Tel. 0049 30 23252005
Fax: 0049 30 23252008
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de

Visit the official website (Quicklink: Studienstiftung)

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/11/13/scholarships-for-12-month-stay-in-berlin/#ixzz2DQcOHGTf

source: ARMACAD

Statues of Armenian Kings

Taken from PeopleofAr

Statue of Tiridat I of Armenia, erected in Rome in his honor by Emperor Nero in 66 CE (now in Louvre, Paris)

Marble sculpture of Tiridates I of Armenia, erected in Rome in his honor by Emperor Nero in 66 CE (now in Louvre museum, Paris)

Tiridates I of Armenia (reign: 63 AD). Statue: Versailles, France

Tiridates I of Armenia (reign: 63 AD). Statue: Versailles, France

 

Tiridates I of Armenia (reign: 63 AD). Statue: Versailles, France

Tiridates I of Armenia (reign: 63 AD). Statue: Versailles, France

Marble sculpture of Tigranes II (reign: 95-55 BC) in Versailles, France

Marble sculpture of Tigranes II (reign: 95-55 BC) in Versailles, France

Marble sculpture of Tigranes II (reign: 95-55 BC) in Versailles, France

Marble sculpture of Tigranes II (reign: 95-55 BC) in Versailles, France