Armenia: Sirusho set to release new album Armat

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Armenian artist Sirusho, who represented Armenia at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia, will release her latest album Armat on October 29 2016.

Sirusho titled her album Armat, which means Roots, as it is a tribute to Armenian musical culture in all its aspects. Armat will be officially presented on Saturday October 29 at Yerevan Mall, at 18.00 (in UTC+04:00, Yerevan, Armenia). Yerevan Mall’s official announcement states:

The presentation of Sirusho’s new album “Armat” will take place at Yerevan Mall on October 29 at 18:00. This is a one-time event to enjoy Sirusho performing a few songs from the new album. During the event there will be a CD-signing, where guests will have the opportunity to get the new CD signed by Sirusho. The program also includes a special warm-up set of Sirusho’s hit songs by DJ’s Hayk Solar & Arni Rock. See you at Yerevan Mall. The entrance is open to public.

The artwork for the album is by Damian Hovhannisyan (photography) and Sako Shahinian (design).

Sirusho (born Siranush Harutyunyan, Yerevan, 1987) is one of the most popular Armenian artists, whose career spans over twenty years. She is the daughter of actor/director Hrachya Harutyunyan and singer Syuzan Margaryan. Sirusho started to sing from an early age, and gradually became immensely popular in Armenia and among the Armenian community abroad.

Sirusho became known to the wider European public due to her participation in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. She represented Armenia with the song Qélé, qélé, eventually earning a respectable 4th place in the Grand Final, with 199 points. Qélé, qélé became a club hit throughout Europe, and Sirusho has had success in various European countries, especially Greece.

Enjoy Sirusho performing Qélé, qélé during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2008 once again:


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