Egari (meaning: “that’s it” in Georgian) is an ethno-jazz ensemble from Tbilisi, Georgia that renews and refreshes ancient Georgian musical traditions, including Georgian polyphonic song, folk song and traditional folk dances, combining them with jazz and blues improvisation. This musical mosaic includes traditional Georgian instruments such as the panduri, chonguri, duduki and Georgian bagpipes along with western instruments. The dialogue of give and take between East and West, and “ours” and “theirs” on the part of Egari’s musicians is one that has typified Georgian culture for centuries.
The members of Egari played in the past in the successful Georgian combo Shin. Since 2009 they have worked as an independent ensemble performing in the US and throughout Europe. They have released two albums.
Alexander Khizanishvili, chonguri, duduki, chiboni, salamuri; Goderdzi Khvtisiashvili, panduri; Mikhail Totiauri, duduki, dholi); Saba Khizanishvili, cajon, dholi, udu, darbouka); Jaba Margvelani, vocals, Piano; Bondo Tskvediani, vocals; Zaza Kechakmadze, bass; Fridon Sulaberidze, dancer; Nino Totiauri, dancer
Date: Thursday, 2.11.17
Place: Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem Theater
Ticket price: 140 Nis (price do not include processing fee)
Purchase tickets by phone: Bimot *6226, 02-6237000for ticket purchase at the Bimot website >>