THIS SUNDAY: Harout Pamboukjian and Karnig Sarkissian to perform at Aram Manoukian Memorial Unveiling in Sydney

By | Saturday, 16 June 2018

SYDNEY: International superstar singers, Harout Pamboukjian and Karnig Sarkissian will be guest performers at the unveiling of the sculpted bronzed bust of Aram Manoukian, which will be unveiled at Galstaun College in Sydney, Australia this Sunday 24th June 2018, at an event dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the independence of the First Republic of Armenia.

The bust, memorialising one of the key founders of the First Republic of Armenia is a joint initiative by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Australia (ARF-AU) Central Committee, Hamazkaine Australia Regional Committee and the Armenian Youth Federation of Australia (AYF-AU).

This Sunday's event will feature an international keynote address by the United States-based former Head of the ARF Archives and veteran journalist, Vatche Proodian. Armenia Online had announced last week that the day's entertainment would be provided by performances from three of the leading Armenian singers and bands in the Australian community - Raffy Adourian with the Blackbird Band, as well as Sako Mkhmeljian and Vartan Gulumian with their respective bands.

Today's announcement confirms that this historic unveiling will include guest performances by two of the biggest vocalist names of the Armenian world over several decades, Harout Pamboukjian and Karnig Sarkissian.

The singers are in Sydney for a joint performance at a Dinner Dance on Saturday 23rd June at The Westin in Sydney, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the independence of the First Republic of Armenia, which is a sell-out.

"We felt the proper way to ensure a legacy on this 100th Anniversary of Mayis 28 would be to honour one of the most important and most humble heroes of the First Republic of Armenia in Unger Aram Manoukian," said ARF-AU CC Chair, Kevork Vartanian.

"It is our hope that rain, hail or shine, our community will gather in numbers to see the unveiling of the statue at Galstaun College, where we as Sydney Armenians will be joined by an honoured speaker in Unger Vatche Proodian, alongside our local talent, as well as two international singers who have been educating millions of Armenians around the world about the Aram Manoukian generation over many decades," Vartanian added.

AYF-AU and Galstaun College will also form part of the program this Sunday 24th June, while Homenetmen Australia will march to honour the 100th Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia as well as the 100th Anniversary of Homenetmen - a significant milestone for the scouting and sporting association.

This event - which is being organised by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Australia (ARF-AU), the Armenian Youth Federation of Australia (AYF-AU), Hamazkaine Australia, Homenetmen Australia, the Armenian Relief Society of Australia, the ARF-AU Aram Manoukian Committee, the ARF-AU Sartarabad Committee and the ARF-AU Keri Committee - will be held on Sunday, 24th June 2018, at Galstaun College (5 Chiltern Road, Ingleside NSW) from 12 noon. Entry is free. Food and drinks will be sold on the day.