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Japanese Choir Sings Ode to Armenia.

Who wouldn’t love this?

By Liana Aghajanian via ianyan Mag

In the days after the devastating earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan, a video has emerged on YouTube of a Japanese choir singing “Yerevan-Erebuni” in Armenian, much to the delight of Armenians around the world, who, touched by the choir’s stunning display of multiculturalism, have been sharing the video on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, racking up over 25,000 hits on the video and sending well wishes to the Japanese during a difficult time.

In the video that’s just under 2 minutes, a school chorus sings the Paruyr Sevak penned and Edgar Hovhanissian composed song, an ode to the city of Yerevan, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities that was known as Erebuni. The performance was emotional for some and gave Armenians, who suffered their own devastating earthquake in 1988 a chance to send well wishes to the Japanese people, now dealing with the deadly aftermath of tsunami as well.


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