NEW YORK — On September 29, French- Armenian singer Patrick Fiori (nee Chouchayan) will perform at the Armenia Fund USA 20th anniversary gala.
Fiori was born in 1969 in Marseille, France to a Corsican mother and an Armenian father. The performance will mark the French-Armenian heartthrob’s American debut.
“The buzz about Patrick Fiori, who has been taking western Europe and other international cities by storm, has already begun to gather momentum in the US,” said Gala Chairperson Vesna Markarian. “Our guests should anticipate a magical evening that only a true showman like Patrick can deliver, appealing to all age groups.”
“We are looking forward to Patrick’s live show for three reasons,” said gala committee member Khoren Bandazian, chairman of Armenia Fund USA and former event committee chairperson for the organiza- tion’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2007.
“First, he’s a charismatic vocalist with an instinct for connecting with his audience. Next, as a French- Armenian, he represents the 22 affiliates worldwide without whom our overall nation-building mission would be impossible. Though our own affiliate will always have special status as the first affiliate of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, the idea behind the organization is unifying the global diaspora around one cause — the prosperity and security of our homeland. The presence of Patrick reminds us of the international scope of our commitment.”
He concluded, Armenians, we are always proud to see one of us making a positive contribution to the world at large. Patrick Fiori contributes through music and song, the international language of the human spirit.”