YEREVAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011
Yerevan had never seen a festival this big and powerful, had never heard such a sound and music, had never felt this thrilling among its dwellers!!! This we say for sure and with confidence, and let lament all those, who did not make part of such a huge event!!! Yerevan is rocked up anymore!!!
Loyal to its aim VIBROGRAPHUS took actions towards another step in developing rock scene in Armenia and with the support of YEREVAN MUNICIPALITY presented YEREVAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011, August 26-27-28, with the participation of well-known bands from Armenia, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Georgia, USA.
Liberty Square, the heart of Yerevan, was 3 days flooded with high quality music and breathtaking sound open-air! Four bands performing each day making the event a real unforgettable celebration for all the music lovers! Spiced by heavy rain and mad wind, but unhindered and unstoppable yet, this music festival prooved once again that Armenia is a country of rocks and rocky people, and that the good music is still appreciated!
Vibrographus is thankful to all the Armenian bands who performed at the festival – VO.X, SHARAK . OAKSENHAM, THE BEAUTIFIED PROJECT, THE BAMBIR, DOGMA! Аs well as our special thanks go to the bands from abroad - German jazz metal band PANZERBALLETT, whose fanstastic music took a voyage through our brains, Italian powerful trio of jazz, rock, fusion etc. EURO GROOVE DEPARTMENT, who keept on rocking on the stage in a heavy rain and managed to keep the audience around dancing in the rain! Internationally compiled band KARMANDAN from the USA, with his funny charachters and multilingual music, Georgian band TAKO & GREEN MAMA with their interesting and original vocals, and ,finally, last but not the least, our guests from Denmark - SOREN ANDERSEN with his passionate guitar and artistism, and OLIVER WEERS taking us back to the 80s hard rock and making all the girls go crazy!
Also we are deeply grateful to our technical staff and all our partners who helped us in this. As well as thanks to our sponsors KOTAYK BREWERY, and ARZNI WATER FACTORY.
Watch this space not to miss this big Yerevan Summer Music Festival 2012!!!
Rock Association Founding FestivalA festival devoted to the foundation of the Armenian Rock Association was held on November 26, 2010. Read more here...
IAN ANDERSON Played the Orchestral JETHRO TULL in Yerevan
On September 24, 2010, the Opera House was filled with miraculous sounds of a silver flute – Ian Anderson Played the Orchestral Jethro Tull! A unique and divine concert played by Ian Anderson and his band
John O'Hara - keyboards, conductor
David Goodier - bass
Florian Opahle - guitars
Scott Hammond - drums
Zara, the lead vocalist of the Armenian band Dogma joined Ian as a special guest.
In Ian's words, Dogma is...."The best musical metal band this side of Mars. Amazing bass player. Brilliant vocals. Searing guitar. Thundering neutron drums. This band feature instruments which are weapons of mass destruction.... Oh, to be so young."
More videos from the concert here.
With the efforts of Yerevan Perspectives 11th International Music Festival, AmeriaBank and Vibrographus the legend from Woodstock landed right in Yerevan 41 years after. On October 26 Joe Cocker gave a bombastic show in Yerevan, proving that even now his voice is unique indeed as it was when he was 25.
DEEP PURPLE ROCKED YEREVAN!!!
Sport & Concert Complex / MAY 25, 2010
Another exceptional and unbelievable music event within the World Music Festival organized by Vibrographus for the year of 2010 in Yerevan. An event that had nothing of the kind in the whole region!
Deep Purple" performed with its full complement;
Don Airey - Keyboards
Ian Gillan - Vocals
Roger Glover - Bass
Steve Morse - Guitar
Ian Paice - Drums
JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4th DIMENSION PLAYED IN YEREVAN!!!Within the World Music Festival organized by Vibrographus for the year of 2010 in Yerevan, the great English jazz fusion guitarist and composer, one of the best guitarists of all times, John McLaughlin and his band "The 4th Dimension" gave a concert on April 28, 2010, at The Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Guest Act for the concert - Arto Tuncboyaciyan.
John McLaughlin, also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English jazz fusion guitarist and composer. He played with Tony Williams’s group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark electric jazz-fusion albums In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew. His 1970s electric band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic and complex style of music that fused eclectic jazz and rock with eastern and Indian influences. His guitar playing includes a range of styles and genres, including jazz, Indian classical music, fusion, and Western Classical music, and has influenced many other guitarists. He has also incorporated Flamenco music in some of his acoustic recordings. The Indian Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain has called John McLaughlin “one of the greatest and most important musicians of our times”.
The 4th Dimension Band (John McLaughlin, Etienne Mbappé, Gary Husband, Mark Mondésir) was in studio at the end of November to record their new album "To the one", featuring the new bass player Etienne Mbappé. The album will be released worldwide on April 20, 2010 for their European Tour. A small fragment from their album is available here..
Arto Tuncboyaciyan, another great musician, who has already had the pleasure of playing with McLaughlin, joined the concert as a guest act with his original music and character. “Arto is an amazing musician, a person with big and kind spirit” - John McLaughlin stated during his exclusive interview in Monte Carlo By the initiative of Vibrographus Company and support of Armenia TV before his concert in Yerevan.
Here is John McLaughlin's introduction of his band "The 4th Dimension".
Concluding the year of 2009...When back in 2008 Vibrographus announced about the intentions to organize the concert of the 40-year-old legendary JETHRO TULL in Yerevan for most Armenian rock fans, that was too good to be true…. Nontheless, a year later Yerevan was included in the Jethro Tull European Tour 2009. The unbelievable sold-out concert took place on May 22, in Sport & Concert Complex, with Jethro Tull performing in front of the amazed audience, yet it seeming a dream for all of Jethro Tull fans.
To continue the dream of the Armenian fans, in August 2009 Vibrographus announced about the upcoming concert of another legendary rock band in Yerevan – URIAH HEEP! The Uriah Heep sold-out concert within the “Celebration – 40th Anniversary” Tour on October 16, full of positive, nostalgia and drive, proved once more that the Armenian rock music scene is alive and perfectly well. Moreover, on March 19, 2010, in cooperation with "PLSE Locomotive Promotion" (Georgia), Vibrographus presented Uria Heep concert in Tbilisi.
Let’s not forget to mention that the professional approach of Vibrographus in organising these historic concerts, surely paved the way for great things for the year of 2010… Watch this space and rock on.
Frontiers Records will release URIAH HEEP's "Live In Armenia" 2CD+DVD package on September 23 in Europe and September 27 in North America.
PanARMENIAN Media and RA Ministry of Culture present benefit concerts of jazz pianist, international competitions award winner Tigran Hamasyan, dedicated to the release of his new album “A Fable”