(HOLLYWOOD)–The Armenian Cultural Foundation–in conjunction with the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Western Region–will host a festival on May 28 to commemorate Armenia’s independence. The festival will take place in Little Armenia–on Hollywood Blvd. between the streets of Alexandria and Vermont–from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The festival will feature performers such as–Element–Vokee–Sako–Ara Sahagian–Karnig Sarkissian–Nersik Ispirian–Paul Baghdadlian–Gor Mkhitarian–Ara Shahbazian–and many more who will all be accompanied by the Knar Band. In addition to the many singers there will also be various dance groups performing traditional and contemporary Armenian folk dances.
Organizers of the festival aim to promote Armenian culture and raise awareness within the greater Los Angeles community. The festival will feature various aspects of the Armenian culture through different vendors–entertainers–performers–writer–traditional Armenian foods–and artifacts.
Other Armenian organizations participating in the festival include the Armenian Relief Society–Shant Student Association–Homenetmen (Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts)–and Armenian National Committee of America.
"The Armenian Youth Federation celebrates and recognizes the importance of our nation’s victories in establishing–after 600 years of oppression–the first independent republic of Armenia on May 28–1918–which laid the foundation of today’s independent republic," said Tro Tchekidjian chairman of the AYF Western Region.