Armenian-American Musicians Join Together for Concert to Benefit Artsakh Refugees


BOSTON — Local musicians are coming together at a concert titled “The Mountains Remember: Benefit Concert for Artsakh Refugees,” on Wednesday, November 22, at 8 p.m., at the Square Root, 2 Corinth St., Roslindale.

The concert is co-sponsored by Zoravik Activist Collective.

The concert will feature John Baboian (jazz guitar), Raffi Semerdjian (folk art guitar), Yalla Hilda (guitar- Laura Zarougian, drums – Michael Alan Hams), Armadi Tsayn Duo (oud – Samuel Sjostedt, upright bass – Filippo Goller), and The Tony Donatalle Jazz Quartet (Tony Donatelle – trumpet, Grigori Balasanyan – piano, Roy Zilbersher – bass, Koren Berkivich – drums).

Admission is $20 at the door, $10 students.

Weaving a thread between traditional folk songs, electric jazz, twangy songwriting and loop pedals, these artists gather inspiration from their ancestral homeland while exploring new, universal sounds. The evening will showcase five artists who are broadening the definition of what it means to make Armenian music.

On September 19, after a 9-month blockade, Azerbaijan attacked the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh. More than 100,000 Armenians were forcibly displaced from their ancestral lands. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Tufenkian Artsakh Refugee Relief- providing housing, education, and mental health support for the refugees.

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