New York City Show Held in Support of Armenian Genocide Recognition Efforts

May 17, 2004

WATERTOWN, MA–On Friday, April 16, Granian performed a concert in New York City at CB’s 313 Gallery to support continued efforts to raise awareness and gain recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Proceeds of the show were donated to the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern Region.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the ANCA Eastern Region, I would like to thank Granian–and all of its fans–for this special benefit concert,” remarked ANCA Eastern Region Chairman Dikran Kaligian. “As we continue to work towards gaining international recognition for the Armenian Genocide, we will utilize all avenues to raise public awareness of this great crime against humanity,” continued Kaligian.

During the concert, Armenian National Committee activists had an opportunity to distribute background information on the Armenian Genocide. Individuals also had an opportunity to participate in the ANCA nationwide postcard campaign. The postcards urge legislators to “help end the cycle of genocide” by taking swift action in support of the Congressional Genocide Resolutions, H.Res.193 and S.Res.164. Specifically, they call on House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) to schedule a vote on the measures in their respective chambers.

“I’ve wanted to put together a concert to promote the recognition of the Armenian Genocide for a long time,” stated Garen Gueyikian of Granian. “The benefit was to highlight the importance of recognizing past crimes against humanity in an effort to avoid future atrocities. It was also held to support the Armenian National Committee of America, an organization whose tireless work cannot be overstated,” continued Gueyikian.

“I urge all Granian fans to contact the Armenian National Committee of America or visit to see what each one of us can do to help bring an end to genocide,” concluded Gueyikian.

The Armenian National Committee of America is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.


For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Arin Gregorian
Email / Tel: (917) 428-1918
Armenian National Committee of America
Eastern Region
PO Box 1066, New York, NY 10040
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