We are presenting the next headliner of One Caucasus 2020: VOŁOSI (Warsaw)!
VOŁOSI are a revelation – their compelling performance energy transcends musical and geographical boundaries to create a completely irresistible combination. I defy you not to love them!” Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC
The VOŁOSI’s debut in 2010 at the ‘New Tradition’ Festival yielded all possible awards. In 2011 they confirmed their success by winning Grand Prix Svetozar Stracina for the best piece in the ‘world music’ category in Europe, in the contest organized by the European Broadcasting Union. In 2012 their first album entered the special World Charts Europe TOP20 selection. Since than VOŁOSI have constantly been on tour. All over the world they meet with spontaneous enthusiasm of the audience, and gain very positive critics’ reviews. Their concerts have been broadcasted by the 2 and 3 Programs of the Polish Radio, the BBC and the German WDR3.
The critics universally agree that VOŁOSI have managed to achieve a unique and original musical style, escaping categorization. By exceeding the limits of string instruments they create music that can be described as thoroughly modern and attractive for contemporary listener – growing out of the Carpathian roots, but also bearing marks of jazz improvisation charged with rock energy and full swing of emotional content.
This phenomenon brings VOŁOSI praise among big rock festival audiences, as well as highly prestigious concert hall attenders, world music lovers and royal family members.
VOŁOSI performed for One Caucasus and its older sister festivals many times: @ ArtZona in 2011 (Tbilisi) and in 2012 (Tbilisi, Ikalto), @ Transkaukazja - in 2013 (Warsaw, London, Kyiv and Prague) and in 2014 (Warsaw live concert - recording for Caucasus+ music album)
Covid-19 and international lock-down stopped EU-based musicians from coming to Georgia -- but international music projects can not be stopped by Covid. That is why we decided to "add" one more music stage to One Caucasus - by merging with another event of The Other Space Foundation that is organized in Warsaw on the final day of One Caucasus Festival.
Vołosi will perform in Warsaw same night as their friends from Georgia - Chveneburebi will perform in Tserakvi!