Georgia’s summer festival not to miss - Art Gene
13 June, 2018
Georgia’s summer festival not to miss - Art Gene
Summer season is a special period in Georgia. The country boasts a number of music festivals among which Art Gene is one of the most beloved events both by natives and tourists. Every year the festival traditionally takes place in the open air, in the beautiful Open Air Museum of Ethnography in Tbilisi. Art Gene brings celebrated Georgian bands and folk musicians in one place, introducing Georgian music to the audience. This year the festival rolls out on July 8 and
lasts until July 15.

The festival is quite diverse, apart from live concerts performed by renowned Georgian musicians, the program includes an exhibition of modern art, handcraft, Georgian cuisine, national dances as well as folklore shows. Art Gene counts 14 years of history under its belt. The festival intends discovering and chronicling unique ethnographic materials as well as promoting folk music and prominent local bands. The festival tours around the regions of Georgia and ends in the capital Tbilisi. If you are eager to explore Georgian culture and music, or simply want to chill out, escape city noise and enjoy delicious Georgian cuisine, then you should definitely drop in the venue.
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Preparation of traditional Georrgian dumpling Khinkali  at Art Gene

This year Art Gene, as a rule, hosts one of the most celebrated and internationally recognized music band Nino Katamadze & "Insight". The popular band’s music is the synthesis of jazz, rock, pop and psychedelia. Famous Georgian folk music band 33a and its lead singer Niaz Diasamidze will traditionally perform at the festival as well. The audience will also have an opportunity to enjoy amazing shows by Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvilebi etc.
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Georgian martial art Khridoli at Art Gene
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National dances performed at Art Gene

Art Gene Tbilisi programme:

8 July - Nino Katamadze & "Insight"
9 July - "Asea Sool"
10 July - Hip-Hop Day
11 July – Robi Kukhianidze & "Outsider"
12 July - Group "Frani"
13 July - "Sukhishvilebi"
14 July - Group "Reggaeon"
15 July – Niaz Diasamidze & 33a


Art Gene Regional Tour programme:

8 July
Folklore: ShidaKartli, Guria – the band “Iadoni” ( Ozurgeti)

9 July
Folklore: Samtskhe-Javakheti – the band “Meskheti” (Akhaltsikhe) Samegrelo

10 July
Folklore: Imereti, the day of Abkhazia

11 July
Folklore: Svaneti – the band “Mizhe Nari” (Lentekhi, Choluri)

12 July
Folklore: Kahketi – the band “ Patara Kakhi”(Telavi)

Pankisi - the band “Pankisi”, Tusheti

13 July
Folklore: Racha – the band “Dziriani”, Lechkhumi

14 July
Folklore: Achara – the band “Elesa” (Qeda)

15 July

Folklore: Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Lela Tataraidze


Information about tickets can be found: https://tkt.ge/ka/shows/art-geni-3919

For further information visit the website: http://artgeni.ge


All photos courtesy: Art Gene Facebook page

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