Posted 21 September 2004
AZAD-HYE (21 September 2004): September is one of the most active months in the Armenian calendar. Not only students go back to school, but also community leaders and representatives (and normal people) return to their duties. Suddenly the community life gets lively, intensive meetings are held and immediate decisions are taken, especially if the matter involves dancing parties and celebrations.
Abu Dhabi Armenian Weekly School will start on Wednesday 22nd September 2004. Some 50 or 60 students will follow weekly afternoon Armenian language and culture lessons. They will be in touch with their roots and will hear Armenian language in the schoolyard. No Armenian child should be left behind, especially that the fees are nominal. It is very interesting to hear that new techniques will be introduced in the teaching methodology this year, using modern educational materials and concepts.
While the students get prepared for their first Armenian lessons, their parents are invited to the annual Armenian dancing party, which will take place in the Sheraton Hotel on 30th September 2004. For the third or fourth time during the past few years singer Hratch Gaidzagian from Beirut and his band will perform Armenian pop mix. This time another singer from Beirut called Shake Baghdasarian will accompany Hratch. Few months ago an Iraqi Armenian band was trying to convince the community leaders that they are worth also to be invited for a performance in the UAE, but they were not taken seriously, because “nobody knew them”.