Hope to see you this Thursday from 3pm - 5pm at the next Kavat Coffee event Groundwork Coffee Co. in Downtown LA. Here’s a fun little video from our first event a few weeks ago that was put together by Nicole Lemberg. Check out my events page or this link for more info - https://kavatcoffee.com/pages/upcoming-events #kavatcoffee #serjtankian #groundworkcoffee #armeniancoffee #espresso #organiccoffee #instore #coffeecupreadings #dtlaartsdistrict #dtla #dreamdonuttruck
What can I say ? The people of Armenia have made their voice heard loud and clear so much so that the previous ruling parties (the RPA and ARF in Armenia) couldn’t even garner the 5% threshold to enter Parliament! This will give acting PM Pashinyan the mandate to follow through with further reforms and pursue programs to create much needed economic development within the country. Entities, previously protected by the state, who have been involved in flagrant corruption and injustices enacted upon citizens of Armenia for years will be brought to justice or pay their dues. The Armenian diaspora can no longer be a distant viewer waiting to see what will happen. It happened. It’s time to participate in the enrichment of our homeland. This is truly a momentous occasion in Armenian history and a victory we should cherish.
Very proud of my brothers and sisters in Armenia who will be going to the polls to vote for a new parliament after having freed themselves of a corrosive, unjust, corrupt regime earlier this year. It annoys me to read quotes from relics like Armen Ashotyan, from the RPA, complaining about not having enough time to ready themselves for the election after plundering the country for 20 years. I’m happy to hear that former President Robert Kocharian is back in jail. The people of Armenia want and deserve justice for past injustices and should be holding all those responsible accountable. Presidents who become billionaires while in office by using their office for personal gain are not patriotic, they are corrupt. Armenia’s revolution and new path is a prime example of how a country can transition peacefully to a progressive egalitarian society. There is much work to be done, especially economically, but the important thing is that people are awake and empowered.
Last night was the first time I saw and heard the film “Spitak” in a theater. As as a composer I love hearing my scores at least once in a theater where it’s destined to be heard. Everyone I invited was quite impressed with the film, it’s scope, artistic cinematography and the strength of the story. It is only on for a week at the Laemmle Glendale so please make time to go see it ASAP. Ticket link - https://www.laemmle.com/theaters/26 #spitak #soundtrack #spitakfilm #спитак1988 #спитак #spitak1988 #serjtankian #alexanderkott #laemmleglendale
I was so overwhelmed at the response of the last Kavat Coffee in-store event at Groundwork Coffee Co. that we decided to do it again. Come join me Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3pm - 5pm at Groundwork Coffee Co. at 811 Traction Avenue in Los Angeles. This will be our last Kavat Coffee event before the end of this year and there will be new offerings available this time, including our San Lazzaro Espresso Roast (which I can’t wait to share with you) and some other new goodies we’ll announce later. See you there! No Tickets Are Needed For This Event. Check out this link for more info - https://kavatcoffee.com/pages/upcoming-events #kavatcoffee #serjtankian #groundworkcoffee #armeniancoffee #espresso #organiccoffee #instore #coffeecupreadings #dtlaartsdistrict #dtla
Hey All, I am excited to announce the release of the soundtrack to “Spitak”, the award winning film directed by Alexander Kott about the devastating 1988 earthquake in Armenia that I composed the musical score for. Check it out at the below for links to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. I’m honored that Armenia has chosen this film to represent the country's selection for the 91st @theacademy Awards. #spitak #soundtrack #spitakfilm #спитак1988 #спитак #spitak1988 #serjtankian #alexanderkott #itunes #applemusic #spotify
The shockwaves of the devastating 1988 earthquake in Armenia reverberated across the world. I was taken back by the global efforts to try and recover and rebuild after the shaking and rubble led to the death of over 25,000 people. Many of us here in LA also did what we could to help. I remember going door to door with friends soliciting contributions for those in need. Nearly 30 years later, as the musical composer for the award winning film “Spitak", I’m honored that Armenia has chosen the film to represent the country for the 91st @theacademy Awards. The film will premiere in theaters across Russia beginning this Thursday November 29 (go to https://kinohod.ru/widget/movies/12314 for tickets and theater listings) and will have screenings in the LA area at Laemmle’s in Glendale for 1 week beginning December 7. Check out the trailer below. #spitak #soundtrack #spitakfilm #спитак1988 #спитак #spitak1988 #serjtankian #alexanderkott
THIS WEEK ONLY. Everything on my webstore is 15% Off, including Artwork and Collectable Signed Items. Any order placed will also include a FREE Autographed Guitar Pick, the same pick I use on stage with SOAD and my solo performances. Use Promo Code: TAKE15 at checkout. https://serjtankian.com/discount/TAKE15 #serjtankian #collectables #systemofadown #cybermonday #discount
No, the Finns don’t rake their forests (and their forests don’t burn like California because they are in the north where it rains a lot) but they do have an incredible social healthcare system and when a baby is born the state provides a package to each family to provide for the child for the first 6 months. There are many great things to learn from progressive nations, raking is not one of them.
Violence against women and children should never be tolerated in any society due to so called traditions or stereotypes. After years of persistent efforts, last year the law on domestic violence was passed in Armenia and went into force in July of this year. While its adoption is a positive step, the law was so watered down that it continues to effectively be incompatible with international standards in the protection of women against violence. We hope that the new Parliament changes this.
Dear Coffee Fiends, For all of you who have ordered Kavat Armenian coffee, here is a quick video tutorial of how to make the perfect cup of Armenian coffee. We’ll be shipping off all our pre-orders in the coming days and also have our first in-store event and pop-up shop this Thursday at Groundwork Coffee Co. in North Hollywood from 5-7pm (check my events page here on FB). With that, we thought today would be a great time to share with all of you the simple steps to making the perfect Kavat Armenian Coffee, so check this short video for a quick lesson. We can’t wait for all of you to have your first taste and let us know what you think. #kavatcoffee #armeniancoffee #serjtankian #groundworkcoffee #howto #makecoffee #coffeecupreading #cupreading Kavat Coffee
Had a blast making this funny video for Kavat Coffee with some friends as we got gacked up on Kavat Armenian Coffee and read each others fortunes afterwards :-) - Check it out. To pre-order and see what your fortune might hold, go here - https://kavatcoffee.com/collections/pre-order - Special thanks to Sebu Simonian, Angela Sarafyan, Vahe Berberian, Antic, Sona Movsesian, Dan Palmer, Colleen Allison Barjas, Karbis Sarafyan and everyone else who participated including our director Ara Soudjian and creative direction by Sako Shahinian. #kavatcoffee #armeniancoffee #organiccoffee #coffeecupreading #sebusimonian #serjtankian #angelasarafyan
Check out this sexy coffee porn of our Kavat Armenian Coffee :-) - Pre-orders available at https://kavatcoffee.com - directed by Ara Soudjian Friendly Filmworks & music by Bei Ru #kavatcoffee #armeniancoffee #coffee #serjtankian #organiccoffee #organic
Had a blast doing "If It Ain't You Today It Will Be Tomorrow" with my good friend Jimmy Euringer from Mindless Self Indulgence for his upcoming debut solo record. Here’s a link to the premiere on Revolver along with an article about the album. #mindlessselfindulgence #MSI #serjtankian #jimmyurine @msi