Maria's Blog

4 Jun 2016

Life is Short

Or is it? Think of where you are now and all the experiences that have passed thus far.  All the people that have come and gone, enriching your life with lessons that you’ve hopefully learned from.  Life is short but the journey is long.  Surround yourself with love and people who care about your well being.  Be open to inspiration because it comes in unimaginable forms.  Be careful who you lend your precious time to.  Wishing all my readers a healthy and happy life.  The biggest treasures are found in the simplest of things.

 

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15 May 2016

New Music

I have always admired the work of legendary Armenian singer, Harout Pamboukjian.  Not only is his music made a significant impact on Armenian Pop music, but his life story is inspiring.  As one of the first Armenian artists to breakthrough in the Diaspora, Pamboukjian’s music resonates deep in the hearts of Armenians around the world- capturing even the millennials.

A new rendition of a Pamboukjian classic from the 1970’s, “O Kami Kami” is in the making; set to release this Summer.  Produced by Araik “MG” Mouradian & myself, it features accompaniment by talented, renowned cellist, Artyom Manukyan.  Its music video is directed by Arthur Manukyan, an Armenia native and portrays me in a new light. Stay tuned! For more updates, “Like” and Follow Maria Cozette on Facebook and Instagram

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22 Oct 2015

LOVE

We have all fell victim to Love. Even a criminal is able to Love. Such a powerful feeling with so many dimensions.  There is something however to be said about a woman who falls in Love. A Love so powerful that it changes her much like a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly.  It is no matter who she was prior to him.  She had no choice but to grow into a better woman.  The profound depth of this Love she had succumb to made her a more beautiful person.  So much so, that everyone around her was enthralled by the iridescent light shining when she walked in the room.  Their Love was ingrained in her very Being.  

He was different than anyone else she had ever met.  He fed her patience and more importantly, showed her the ability to enjoy the simplest of things.  She was now content with her morning coffee, taking time to appreciate what she had and when the sun went down, they gazed into the distance absorbing each and every color it radiated into the skies.  Sadly, one day as all things are temporary, he was gone.  The shared sunsets, road trips, and laughter that resonated in the walls of their Home, was gone. She was left with memories of what once was and an irrevocable pain she would carry for years to come.  

 

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12 Oct 2015

A Giving October

As the Holiday season is upon us, I always like to do my part and contribute to worthy organizations.

Mistress of Ceremonies at Bridge of Health 2nd Annual Gala- October 18th

Bridge of Health is a non-profit organization that acts as a link connecting pediatric cancer patients in Armenia with the life-saving medical advances and resources available in the United States. We understand the difficulties of acquiring and maintaining treatment, which is why we are crating an opportunity to conquer childhood cancer in Armenia regardless of socioeconcomic status. For more info visit Official Website

Special Performance at ANCA Annual Gala- October 25th 

The Armenian National Committee of America- Western Region (ANCA-WR) is a grassroots public affairs organization devoted to advancing issues of concern to the Armenian American community. For nearly a century, the ANCA-WR has served to educate, motivate and activate the Armenian American community in the Western United States on a wide range of issues. For more info visit Official Website

 

Cancer Care Network Foundation ‘I Will Survive’ Discoteque- October 31st 

I am a proud Board member of this organization.  The Cancer Care Network Foundation’s (CCNF) primary mission is to provide advocacy and resources to eliminate barriers to quality care for patients affected by cancer.  Funds raised will provide financial assistance, complementary support for patients and families currently fighting cancer, as well as support for projects and organizations that provide charitable services to our community in the field of cancer care, education and prevention. For more info visit Official Website 

 

 

 

 

22 Feb 2015

New Release for Armenian Genocide Centennial

In April, I will be releasing a rendition of a traditional Armenian song, “Adana,” as a commemorative piece for the Armenian Genocide centennial.  Since the age of 9, I have performed this song at numerous venues.  Every single time I’ve performed, I have felt the sadness of its melody and lyrics.  I have also embraced the somber mood of my audience. 

The song speaks of the Adana Massacre of 1909 by the Ottoman Turks.  It was the massacre of Armenian Christians in the city of Adana amidst governmental upheaval  resulted in a series of anti-Armenian pogroms throughout the district.  Reports estimated that the massacres in Adana Province resulted in the deaths of as many as 20,000–30,000 Armenians by way of rape, slaughter, and brutal hangings of innocent women, children, and men.  The town was burned to ashes where once some of the most respected Armenian intellects dwelled.  The Armenian segment of the population of Adana was deemed the “richest and most prosperous.” Although the Armenian Genocide followed in 1915, I chose this piece because the Adana Massacre was a precursor of what was to come.  The song itself is a resonating ballad and whether you are of Armenian descent or not, you can feel the sadness.  After all, music is universal.  With that said, the denial by modern-day Turkish government of the Armenian Genocide and correlated events is a crime against humanity.  So no matter your race or creed, it is a matter of human rights, being the first of its kind in the 20th century.

The new rendition is produced by my long time music producer MG “Araik Mouradian,” with featured musicians Rouben Harutunyan- doodook and Vahagni- acoustic guitar.  The music video is directed by Alex Derhakopian and presented by Vartan Akopyan of Untamed Production.  Visit the Soulful Pop Channel  to check out the music video in April, as well look out for airing on your local Armenian Television Networks.      

To follow updates on the release of the song and its video, visit and “LIKE” my fan page www.facebook.com/mariacozette     

20 Jun 2014

The New Album

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Set to Release June 26th.  Will be available on all digital distributors.

 

28 Apr 2014

Speak Out

Happy to announce the release of my second single, “I Love You,” off the upcoming album -The Light of Day-  This song speaks close to my heart and each lyric written rolled off my tongue, onto paper.  Although Love is complex, this song simply says “I Love You.”  Music Video Directed by Shiva Tarsa; Produced by VP Production.  Music Written by Maria Cozette; Produced by MG and Maria Cozette.  I would like to especially thank one of the most admirable and hard working entrepreneurs I know who heavily supported me on this project, Vrej Sarkissian of L.A. Banquets & Anoush Catering.

 

Check out the video and song available on iTunes and all other digital distributors. Stream Maria Cozette on Spotify!

 

23 Apr 2014

New Music

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The second single off the upcoming album -The Light of Day- is “I Love You.”  Although Love is complex, this song simply says I Love You.  We have all experienced Love in some respect, whether happy or sad, and we realize that at the end of the day, the petty things don’t matter.  It’s the fact that two people have found eachother, have chemistry and an undeniable bond, share laughter, and most of all, Love one another.  It is hard to find true love so when you do, hold on to it.

 

The music video to “I Love You” speaks out 4.27.14 on the Soulful Pop channel.  The track will be available for purchase on iTunes amongst all other digital distributors.

 

Special Thank to L.A. Banquets for their support in this project.  They made it all possible and I am so grateful for that.  Means the world to me to have the support of such admirable and outstanding entrepreneurs.

Sending everyone big hugs!! 

 

Music Credits: Written by Maria Cozette; Produced by MG and Maria Cozette

Video Credits: Directed by Shiva Tarsa; Produced by VP Production

14 Mar 2014

Roses in ’99

Growing up can be an emotionally challenging process.  While running through a world of discoveries, we have high hopes for the future.  At some point, we fall in “love.” 

Roses in ’99 is a song about growth and realization.  About a woman who reflects on her life passed and comes to an understanding of how far she has come.

This is the first single off my upcoming album “The Light of Day.”  I chose this as the first release because it’s relative to my growth as a woman since my last album in 2010.  The album has a fresh sound and a more organic feel to it… So proud of my compilation and cannot wait to share it with you.

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The  music video for “Roses in ’99” can be     viewed on the

Soulful Pop Channel Soon and the song will be available on iTunes!!

www.Youtube.com/SoulfulPop

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