“Chakrulo” performed at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
11 April, 2019
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe opened with the Georgian polyphonic folk song Chakrulo, as Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze addressed the assembly on the 20th anniversary of Georgia's accession to the Council of Europe.

The song was performed by Rustavi Choir. “Chakrulo” was one of 27 musical compositions included on the Voyager Golden Records that were sent into space on Voyager 2 in 1977. When Georgian vocal polyphony was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Heritage masterpiece in
2001, the song was cited as a prime example of this.

PM Mamuka Bakhtadze paid a working visit to Strasbourg is between 9th and 10th of April. The Georgian delegation included Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Tamar Chugoshvili, and leader of the parliamentary majority Archil Talakvadze.

During the visit, the Prime Minister held meetings with PACE President Liliane Maury-Pasquier and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, followed by joint statements for the press. The Head of Government also visited Georgia's Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe, where he met with the students of the Sunday school.

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