Sebu Simonian

iWitness Concert at Grand Park

The iWitness public art installation at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, showcases larger-than-life portraits of Armenian Genocide survivors. These free-standing displays vary in height and are lit at night. 

I would recommend seeing the display both in the day and at night, and more than once. The second time I went, I realized how well placed these images were. No matter what direction you look, there are rows of survivors looking straight back at you. It's amazing, chilling. 

Last night, iWitness hosted a free, outdoor concert at Grand Park featuring musicians, Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities and Harout Pamboukjian -- A night full of good music, great company, under the stars, with City Hall in front of you and Armenian Genocide survivors behind you. 

The project is a collaboration by artists Ara Oshagan, Levon Parian and designer Vahagn Thomasian.  

Capital Cities

I'm a lucky person to be surrounded by people who don't give up, who break the stereotype, who inspire me to do the same.

I've been following Sebu Simonian's musical journey for a while, and it is incredible to witness his growth and the masses that follow him, Ryan and Capital Cities. It makes me so proud to see and hear about their accomplishments - the latest being part of Coachella 2014, performing in day two with Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, and MInGMT.

Here is my story, a World of Creation published in May 2011 - an inside look at the band, Sebu, Ryan, and those that inspired them and their music. 

I hope their journey continues to even higher peaks.