Rock for Artsakh

Don’t miss the key moments from our historic concert 

November 2, 2020  |  by Creative Armenia

25 iconic musicians. Two and a half hours of stunning performance. More than $6,000,000 raised for Artsakh and her people. The historic Rock for Artsakh is all yours to experience again. Please enjoy, and check out some of the many wonderful moments from this historic event, brought to you by Creative Armenia, ONEArmenia, AGBU, and Armenia Fund. 

 

Lazarus on Down by Tom Morello | 1:13:09

 

Tom Morello’s performance of Lazarus on Down, a song created in collaboration with Serj Tankian, evoked biblical scenes and exposed their relevance to our times of war and inhumanity.  

 

They Have Attacked Us by Serge Avedikian | 1:38:29

Serge Avedikian’s recital of a poem by Hovannes Shiraz shook the dust off a cherished oldie, reminding us of the Armenian struggle and the strength brewing in it. “They have attacked us long ago, but again / Armenians have lived, live, will live.” 

Longing by Tigran Hamasyan | 1:41:44

Tigran Hamasyan’s song Longing, based on the poem of the great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan, could give the sternest soul a proper meltdown. Writing shortly after the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Tumanyan, who had seen it all, put it all into one quatrain. Hamasyan’s music, woven into Tumanyan’s words, took us back to 1915 and revealed the patterns we see today.  

Tal Tala by Young musicians of Artsakh & Armenia | 1:59:55

Young musicians of Artsakh & Armenia, who like ancient troubadours have been sojourning from houses to pubs and hostels during the last 30 days and singing for the future of their homeland, gave the most joyful performance of an old folk song Tal Tala. 

Question! by Serj Tankian | 2:02:49

“I’ve been thinking about the young boys that have sacrificed themselves over the past two weeks, their spirits, where they go.” Serj Tankian started his performance of Question! with that question in mind and tried to locate the answer in the song’s ghostly sounds.   

Yes Siretsi by Golshifteh Farahani & Tigran Hamasyan | 2:13:21

And finally, Iranian actress and musician Golshifteh Farahani’s and Tigran Hamasyan’s performance of the Armenian folk song Yes Siretsi guided the concert to a subtle landing, with the consoling notes of an old lullaby.

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