On Saturday, August 14th, a concert of the SHARA BAND from Saqartvelo took place at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic.
Alina Kovalevskaja, Chief Advisor to the Director of the Vilnius City Municipality Administration for Education, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.
Participants of the famous Tbilisi ensemble SHARA BAND - 6 musicians (vocals, folk musical instruments - poly (percussion), panduri) and 5 dancers - performed Georgian traditional and modern ethnic music and presented a rich dance program. Singers have been singing together since early childhood, carefully exploring folk songs from different regions of Georgia. Therefore, the program presented songs and dances of Kakheti, Samegrelo, Abkhazia, Adjara, Svanetia, and their performance had a special manner that is characteristic of each of the regions. The audience was delighted with the unique Georgian male polyphony and mastery of performance.
The temperamental dancers of SHARA BAND complemented the vocal and instrumental compositions, illustrating the plots of the songs. The ever-changing, rich costumes of the dancers helped to illustrate the cultural palette of different regions of Georgia. Imitational scenes of a fight with weapons were performed very realistically. Such incendiary images charmed and literally bewitched the audience, which did not let the artists leave the stage for a long time. As many as four encores were performed, and the organizers of the concert were asked when the next performances of the SHARA BAND will take place in Lithuania.
The ensemble SHARA BAND, which has received a wide recognition and popularity both in Georgia and in many other countries, is known not only for the mastery of authentic performance, but also for the original compositions of modern ethnic music created by its performers and composer, producer of the group, Chabuka Amiranashvili. Without any fear, the bravely improvising SHARA BAND musicians presented the Lithuanian audience with a wonderful and unforgettable evening of Georgian culture.
The organizers of the concert - the Lithuanian National Minority Folklore and Ethnography Center, the School of Slavic Traditional Music.
Partners - the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, the Council for Culture of Lithuania, the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Vilnius City Municipality and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic.