Expo Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
14, 16 & 18 May 2019

Georgia - Iriao

Song Title
"For You"

Music and
Lyrics by
Irina Sanikidze

Performed by

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       Iriao are an ethnic folk group consisted by David Malazonia-keyboard, composer, Arranger, David Kavtaradze – Georgian folk instruments, Bidzina Murgulia- vocals, Levan Abshilava- drums, percussion, Shalva Gelekva – bass, George Abashidze- vocals and Mikheil Javakhishvili – vocals. The name Iriao comes from the common phrase “Iriao-uruao” of the famous Georgian jodling singing style “Krimanchuli”.
    The leader of Iriao, David Malazonia is one of first Georgian composers who have combined folk music and jazz. He is known for his successful compositions for numerous films and theatrical pieces both in Georgia and Germany. He has also written music for the legendary Georgian band ADIO.
    In 2013 David made his own band, Iriao, and made their debut performance in June 2013 in Tbilisi. The repertoire of the band is based on Georgian authentic folk Instrumental and polyphonic music, which has been recognized by UNESCO as being a masterpiece of oral immaterial heritage.
    Georgia will compete during the second half of the Second Semi-Final at 10 May.


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