Hamazkayin New Jersey New York and Philadelphia Chapters are organizing a performance in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia Featuring Element Band. The show will begins at 7:30 p.m. at Dwight Englewood School, 315 Palisade Ave. in Englewood, N.J. To purchase tickets ($35, $50), visit http://www.itsmyseat.com or call Sona (NJ) at (201) 334-8658, Vartuhi (Philly) at (215) 233-1440, or Rita (NY) at (718) 459-4298.
Element Band’s greatest aspiration has been to apply new styles and innovation to musical traditions. Under the direction of Ara Dabandjian, the band’s music has met that challenge and has gained a unique identity in the process. The bold arrangements partner rock melodies, traditional Armenian, and the sounds of the Mediterranean. Fiery and passionate notes waft in and out of the music with pulsing cadences, infusing listeners with a unique and upbeat energy. Its eight members, including three vocalists, come to life through the use of unique instruments, trademark arrangements, and a rare chemistry, to make their performance unparalleled. To read more about the band goto www.elementband.com