Happy Yerevan Song
U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern has appeared in “ Happy Yerevan ” video filmed by U.S. Alumni Association in Armenia. Here’s a video the US Embassy in Armenia posted on its YouTube page just a few hours ago, produced in collaboration with the US Alumni Association of Armenia: It is, of course, yet another addition to the whole series of “Happy [fill in the blank]” videos, based on Pharrell Williams’ hit. It’s an earworm, I admit. Yet, what makes this one special is that it was made by the US Embassy in Yerevan, featuring (presumably) the alumni of various US programs and Ambassador John Heffern himself. Most of it was shot at the US Embassy, the American University in Armenia, the Cascade (Cafesjian Museum), and a few other notable sights around Yerevan a Happy Yerevan.
It’s great to see so many bright, funky, and happy people in Yerevan… especially these days. The video’s currently going viral on my Facebook homepage (and, four hours later, has gathered close to 28,000 views!). Well done on happy public diplomacy! :-)
Happy Yerevan was Published on Apr 8, 2014
Filming Crew: Director of Photography: Artyom Abovyan Assistant to Director: Alik Margaryan Administrative Director: Armen Sargsyan Editing and Post-Production: Karen Melkumyan Steadicam: Dato Odisharia Cameramen: Narek Martirosyan Lighting Engineer: Gerasim Velikhanyan and Sargis Ghazaryan Stylist: Armen Galyan Make –up: Diana Aghajanyan, Salbi Aghajanyan