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Charles Aznavour memorial plaque inaugurated at first Paris apartment building of Aznavour family

Charles Aznavour memorial plaque inaugurated at first Paris apartment building of Aznavour 

YEREVAN, MAY 21, ARMENPRESS. A memorial plaque of Charles Aznavour was inaugurated today at the first Paris apartment building of the Aznavour family. The memorial plaque was placed at the 6th district of Paris, 36 rue Monsieur-le-Prince, where the Aznavouryans originally settled and where Charles Aznavour spent his childhood, the Aznavour Foundation said.

“On the occasion of Charles Aznavour’s 95th anniversary, the Paris Municipality, in cooperation with the Aznavour Foundation, organized the opening of Charles Aznavour plaque on the building where the Aznavouryans settled and where Charles Aznavour’s childhood passed”, the Foundation said on Facebook.

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said on Facebook that this is their tribute to the memory of the genius poet.

“Paris, that has seen the great talent of Charles Aznavour, pays homage to his memory. He is the little child of our city that loves everyone who comes from abroad and brings with him to exchange values, generosity and simplicity. This is a tribute which we launched with the unveiling of this memorial plaque and will continue today in the evening with a concert outside the City Hall”, the Paris Mayor said.

The concert will begin at 5pm Paris time, and will be dedicated to the birthday of Charles Aznavour. The concert will feature André Manoukian, Joana Mendil, Essaï Altounian, Eric Berchot and other musicians.

May 22, 2019 marks the 95th anniversary of the co-founder of Aznavour Foundation, legendary artist Charles Aznavour.

In the eve of the great artist’s birthday, different events are being organized around the world throughout the year. Among them are exhibitions, concerts, opening of monuments, naming of public places and institutions.

The Aznavour Foundation was established by Charles Aznavour and his son Nicolas Aznavour. The goal of the Foundation is to implement development programs in the fileds of culture, education, and social welfare. One of the most important objectives of the Foundation’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate the immense cultural and humanitarian legacy of Charles Aznavour.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan



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