ARMENIEN


The ancient kingdom of Armenia was the first country to become Christian, and it recognizes Gregory as its apostle. In one of her interviews she mentioned, "I have never been one of those children who dreamt of becoming a singer.



Those amazed faces marked the beginning of her career, following her from success to success.



Sirusho's first encounter with singing and music was when she was ten months old. Armenia was a buffer state between the powerful empires of Rome and Parthia (Persia), and both of them sought to control it.



Yet, it wasn't long before she started to sing full songs, being two years old. One of the songs that Sirusho performed as a child was "Qele-qele", an Armenian folk song written in the early 1900s by Komitas.For over 13 years, the 21 year old artist continues to be one of the most famous and adored singers for Armenians in Armenia and abroad. Gregory was born about 257.



I was a little kid and people would ask me to sing at events. Every time after I sang, I would see the amazed looks on their faces and I couldn't figure out the reason.



I mean, I thought I wasn't doing a hard thing, I was just singing the way I felt the music".



She comes from a family of artists - her parents have been recognized as accomplished artists of Armenia – her father being a renowned actor and director (an Honored Artist of Armenia) and her mother a reputable singer beloved by the public (also an Honored Artist of Armenia).



When he was still an infant, his father assassinated the King of Parthia, and friends of the family carried Gregory away for protection to Caesarea in Cappadocia, where he was reared as a Christian.



About 280 he returned to Armenia, where he was at first treated severely, but eventually by his preaching and example brought both King Tiridates and a majority of his people to the Christian faith.



Sirusho's biography is one of the most accomplished and interesting biographies in the Armenian show business of today.



About 300, Gregory was consecrated the first bishop of Armenia. He died about 332. Armenian Christians to this day remember him with honor and gratitude.


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