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The Shin is back to Georgia

By Salome Modebadze
Monday, April 15
After 14-years performing in Germany, the The Shin band will return to the Georgian capital to perform a solo concert on Georgia’s Independence Day on May 26. Together with Bravo Records, The Shin will offer the Extraordinary Exhibition to the Georgian audience – a name that takes after a famous Georgian film.

Zaza Miminoshvili, The Shin’s singer, said the name points out that the band plans to hold a series of musical “portraits” for its fans, which will be finally issued as a CD under the Bravo Records label.

The Shin’s new CD will consist of 12 songs, all recorded at Bravo Records Studio over the last month. Negotiations are also underway for future long-term cooperation between The Shin and Bravo records.

President of Bravo Records Zaza Shengelia says it will be “a serious performance.”

On their first such portrait The Shin will perform the music of Georgian composer Gia Kancheli. This concert will be the analogue to the Latvian project, which The Shin first performed at Congress Hall in Riga in December, 2012. The Latvian project consisted of the music that has made a great impression on each member of the band. It is a type of a tribute to the musicians that have inspired the members of the band.

Apart from Kancheli, the project unites Chic Corea, Joaquin Rodrigo, Mike Stern, Miles Davis and a new interpretation of Georgian traditional folklore.

The project will move to the Tbilisi State Concert Hall with the support of the Tbilisi Center for Cultural Events, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection and Bravo Records. Davit Doiashvili will be the director of the show, Vakhtang Kakhidze will conduct the Tbilisi Symphonic Orchestra, while the Tbilisi Conservatoire vocal quartet and the Nino Ananiashvili’s ballet troupe will also accompany The Shin’s music.

Spanish, Turkish and Latvian musicians will join their Georgian colleagues so that The Shin’s Extraordinary Exhibition will turn into an international event.

Beeline, Natakhtari and Caparol are all sponsors of the concert. Tornike Nikolaishvili, Marketing Manager of Natakhtari, said The Shin is exporting Georgian culture to all of Europe.