23 September 2013, 00:33
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Deep Purple's Ian Gillan opens music school in Armenia; visits Tumo

Ian Gillan, Deep Purple's singer and songwriter, visited Tumo with a group of family members and friends.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH9lg2C061E&feature=share

Gillan toured the center, getting a first-hand look at Tumo's unique learning environment, walked in on a musical jam session, signed autographs, and interacted with students and staff.

Gillan's love for Armenia goes back to 1988, when he and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath dedicated work to a nation still shocked after the earthquake that struck Armenia.

In 2011, Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi recorded two songs - “Out Of My Mind” and “Holy Water” - with the intent to support the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri.

Gillan was in Armenia for the opening of a music school.

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