SAÕ PAULO—The singers Sevak Amroyan and Sona Rubenyan on August 12 held a concert here as part of the celebration of the centenary of the Republic of Armenia and the 90th anniversary of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. The concert was organized at the initiative of the ARF committee of Brazil with the support of Armenia’s Ministry of the Diaspora.
At the opening of the event, a speaker outlined the goals of Hamazkayin at the time of its founding 90 years ago. The organization set out to preserve, develop, and spread Armenian culture and Armenian traditions among Armenians dispersed worldwide after the Genocide; as new generations grew farther from their Armenian roots, this was the only way Armenian communities could endure.
Reflecting on the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Armenian republic, the speaker said that in every proud Armenian heart lives a courageous General Antranik, a resonant Gomidas Vartabed, and a prayerful Narekatsi. The speaker added that Armenia’s Velvet Revolution has awakened the pride of Armenians all over the world.