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Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe to host folklore festival with Georgian, European ensembles


Georgian ensembles will be joined by visiting bands from Europe in the International Folklore Festival ‘Sakartvelo’ in a four-day celebration of folk performing arts in Tbilisi and the southern municipality of Akhaltsikhe next week.

Georgia’s Culture Ministry on Monday said the festival would launch at the open-air location of Akhaltsikhe Castle with three days of shows and introduction of local folklore, architecture and cuisine.

Organised by the Anzor Erkomaishvili State Folklore Centre and with the support of the Ministry, the festival will feature ensembles from Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Finland.

The visiting bands have spent years learning and performing traditional Georgian polyphony, the Ministry said, adding the programme would also involve eight Georgian ensembles.

Running for its fourth edition, the Festival is set to run between September 18-22.

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