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Georgian composer Aleksandre Basilaia would turn 75 today
11 March, 2017

March 11 marks the birthday of an outstanding Georgian composer Aleksandre Basilaia. The famous songwriter led the popular musical group Iveria since its founding in 1968. The musician was given the titles of Honored Artist of Georgia and Honored Citizen of Tbilisi. He is the author of a number of famous film scores. Thanks to his creativity and the fusion of pop, rock and jazz with traditional Georgian music, Iveria quickly gained fame. Basilaia´s last work "Something has Ended" appeared shortly before the composer’s death in October 2009. He fell victim to severe disease and passed away October 3, 2009. He was buried at the Didube Pantheon in Tbilisi.

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