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Azadoom Kessab

by Danny Bedrosian

Azadoom Kessab is a tribute to the embattled, peaceful Armenian villagers of Kessab, a village in Northwestern Syria, and one of the last Armenian villages of it's kind in classical Western Armenia.
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Azadoom Kessab (Kessab Freedom) is a tribute to the embattled, peaceful Armenian villagers of Kessab, a village in Northwestern Syria, and one of the last Armenian villages of it's kind in classical Western Armenia.
In Danny Bedrosian's own words, "In quoting Sasuntsi Davit, I feel I am utilizing some really historically viable and relevant stuff from the past to be interjected into the new piece...and in a way I have never done before, I am really excited about this because the sales of this song will go to Kessab's embattled community currently in refugee status in Latakia.

Kessab, one of the last safe places in Syria, and one of the last village areas of Armenians left in the western part of their historic homeland (remember, the Armenian Highland now exists in multiple countries, this part, now in Syria, is the extreme Southwestern part of the Armenian Highland) is not just under threat, but has been INVADED by Militant radicals in Al-Qaeda linked groups that have invaded Syria via the Turkish military barracks with Turkish military support, including anti aircraft weapons and the like. Over 400 Armenian families had to leave in the attack, and another at least 15 Armenian families are left in the town, at the mercies of these fundamentalist invaders, who have already shot sniper fire at civilians, and desecrated the ancient monuments and churches, and have resorting to kidnapping, hostage taking and other offensive measures, not to mention illegally invading; This is an extension of the continued attempt to wipe out the Armenians through Genocide, massacre, political treachery, fear tactics, inciting religious and social hatred, and blunt racism. Please help the people of Kessab by buying this single, as proceeds of the sales will go directly to both the ARS of Eastern United States (based in Watertown MA, dedicated to sending money to the people of Kessab) and The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (based in Glendale, CA, dedicated to sending money to the people of Kessab as well as embattled Aleppo where many of our Armenian brethren also reside in fear and terror.)
These people are not foreigners... they are living in their aboriginal homeland, and this song is dedicated to them.
The lyrics come directly from one of the oral translations of Sasuntsi Davit (David of Sasun, one of the most famous Armenian legends of all time), in the words of Davit himself, telling Kozbadin (representing in this case, only the radical jihadists who have attacked the town) to tell Msra Melik, the villain (in this case the Leaders in Turkey who allowed this travesty to happen, and armed and actively helped the attackers) not to "eat this shit anymore" in other words, not to believe in hysteria and dogmatic fascist rhetoric in the name of 'religion', and accept that they are indeed 'brothers' (DNA evidence has told us that) it's a beautiful way to both fight the evils that have happened here and at the same time show the true beauty and peace of the Armenian people, and how their aboriginal presence indeed on the tableland which was once called Greater Armenia was the substratum of many of the later races of the next age of mankind in both the Near East as well as other places in Eurasia.
The Armenian story is often untold, and in the case of Kessab it is no different. Three times the people of Kessab have been forced to leave their homes and were massacred. This time, in the modern era, we are forced to act for our brothers and sisters in Kessab who have suffered so much, in such the same way as our ancestors killed in the Armenian Genocide. We MUST help them. This song is doing just that. Please help if you can.

Danny Bedrosian
Novation Bass Station II Synthesizers and Synth Bass, Voice, Percussion, Flute, Sound Efx, Piano, Electric Piano, Organ,

Lyrics from SASUNTSI DAVIT (ancient epic of Armenia)



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