Eurovision: Armenia: Watch The Video Of "Don’t Deny"


Eurovision TV
March 12 2015

Marco Brey
Yerevan, Armenia –

Today the sixth and final member of the band Genealogy has been
announced: It’s Inga Arshakyan, who had already represented her
country in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with her sister. With
the full line-up confirmed, we are also proud to finally show you
the official video clip of their song Don’t Deny!

With today’s announcement of Inga Arshakyan, all six members of
Genealogy have been announced, and now we are proud to also present
the official video clip to their 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entry
Don’t Deny to you:

The song Don’t Deny was composed by Armen Martirosyan and the author
of the lyrics is Inna Lazarian. It is about universal values and
its message is:

Happiness is born when people are united and live in harmony with
themselves, their families, love relationships and so on. Generations
are shifting with time but the genealogy remains, thus the values of
love and peace are stable.

Who is the sixth member?

The 6th member of the group is the famous and honored singer of the
Republic of Armenia Inga Arshakyan. She will be the one to replenish
the group of five singers symbolizing the five continents of the world
on Eurovision stage – Essai Altounian, Tamar Kaprelian, Vahe Tilbian,
Stephanie Topalian, and Mary-Jean O’Doherty Vasmatzian.

The powerful and inspiring voice of Inga has been the pearl of
many Armenian patriotic songs performed along with her sister Anush
Arshakyan. Being a bold representative of the Armenian folk music
and culture, Inga has already had the experience to perform in the
Eurovision stage in a duet as Inga & Anush Arshakyan in 2009.

The Video

The director of the music video is Aren Bayadyan. The concept of the
video is the idea of genealogy: the captured family is considered as
the symbol of humanity: the base is the shift of generations and the
phenomena that the new generation is always replacing the previous
one carrying out the traditions and values in them.

As a connecting dot the Armenian manuscript ornamentation embroidery
process was captured by the creative team. The bird, symbolizing peace,
freedom and good news carries a branch of the tree that blends with
the idea of spreading peace and art, unity of nations with idea of
fostering them in the world.

According to Aren Bayadyan, the creative team was inspired by the
name of the group and its logo, the family tree, which they tried to
extend and reflect in the video mystically and mysteriously. “Just
like the members of Genealogy are spread around the world, same is
with the branches of the tree that became walls between generations
during the time. However, neither the distance, nor the difficulties
could stand between people if they want to be together.”

The designer of the music video Armen Galyan tried to combine Armenian
and European fashion approaches finding modern solutions. “When you
say Genealogy you immediately see vintage and retro pictures and
a family tree. We created and used fashionable simple textile that
is highly popular today; larger sized, with highlighted shoulders,
sort of gothic but Armenian traditional clothes that were accompanied
with Armenian silver ornaments. We also used pins with pictures of
our participant’s grandparents and patterns of Armenian architecture
that are very modern today.”

According to the Head of Armenian Delegation in Eurovision Gohar
Gasparyan in the music video other famous actors and artists were
captured symbolizing the family. “It took us two long but productive
days to capture the music video, because the artists were in Armenia
for a short trip and the agenda was tough. We have been cooperating
with one of the best production teams in Armenia and the result
is very beautiful. We believe that this type of song video will be
innovative in Eurovision platform.”

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