We are happy to represent you our next headliner - Piotr Melech (Poland). He is an improviser. He performs as a solo musician as well as with various bands such as Poznan Horns.
One Caucasus: How and when did your musical path start ?
Piotr Melech: It's a long story...Many years ago I heard a duet of a clarinetist with a double bass in front of a bar in Brussels. The sound of the clarinet charmed me enough that I decided to become a clarinetist. Well, I am now! There were many years of practice, playing on the streets and later playing in bands. I have been playing for 18 years. I really love it!
We are glad to represent you ''NUM'' - Milad Bagheri and Maryam Sirvan (Iran)
NUM is an electronic duo formed by Milad Bagheri and Maryam Sirvan in 2010 in northern Iran where the Alborz mountains meet the Caspian sea. The duo is now based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
We are pleased to share with you a short interview with our next participant - NARTI ensemble (Georgia)!
NARTI has been performing on a stage for more than 10 years. The leader of the ensemble is Vardiko Todria who created this ensemble by uniting master-players of various musical instruments. The name ''NARTI'' is translated as ''different instruments''. The ensemble members play instruments, sing folk songs and dance folk dances .
Here is the outline of our program and the line-up of One Caucasus 2018 International Festival. Note: many activities that will be presented at One Caucasus are being created specially for the Festival by our educators, artists, architects and musicians now.
We invite you to join us on 1st and 2nd September for the only event in Caucasus like this with Free Entrance, Free Transport (from Tbilisi , Bolnisi and Marneuli) on each day and Free Living zone (camping).
Activities starts @ 12.00am
Concerts starts @ 18.00pm
• DIHAJ (AZERBAIJAN)
• TMBATA (ARMENIA)
• PAKO SARR AND FRIENDS (SENEGAL)
• NATURAL BORN LOVERS(GEORGIA, USA)+ FEAT. POZNAN HORNS (POLAND)
• H3COLLECTIV (AZERBAIJAN) FEAT. SPECIAL GUESTS FROM POLAND
• NEMRA (ARMENIA)
• PIOTR MEŁECH (POLAND)
• JAKUB KRÓLIKOWSKI (POLAND)
• RED CARPET (GEORGIA)
• NUM+ NICK FEST (IRAN, GEORGIA)
>>>ПРОКРУТИТЕ ВНИЗ ДЛЯ РУССКОГО ЯЗЫКА<<<
Our experience with Transkaukazja, ArtZona and One Caucasus proved that making concerts of great musicians is good but it is much better to create space for professional musicians coming from different countries, cultures & genres to work together. Some of such projects we collected on the music album "Caucasus+. Collection vol.#1: Georgia+" (amazing results of the meetings of the musicians from Georgia with musicians from Poland, Senegal, Jamaica among others). The album will be available during One Caucasus Festival at the venue.
If you want to join inspiring music adventure and work with some of the best musicians from Caucasus and other regions of the world - take part in this call.
Selected musicians who will take part in call will have chance to co-create most inspiring international music collaborations with musicians from Poland, Senegal and other places of the world!
One Caucasus Program and Bolnisi Municipality, together with Kvemo-Kartli Administration and The Other Space Foundation are proud to invite public institutions, non-governmental organizations and informal movements to take part in participatory planning workshop dedicated to future Poladauri Park of Arts and Science.
Each year of One Caucasus Festival the unique Town was created by international team of volunteers from more than 20 countries - including architects, students of architecture from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Poland and Tunisia. The temporary One Caucasus Town was example of economic, practical and creative architecture. One of the central part of the Town was always place where the art works created by local youth from Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian villages with support of One Caucasus educators and artists coming from all parts of the world were presented.
One Caucasus is arguably the most inspirational Festival in the whole Caucasus region. And these are the first calls for co-creating One Caucasus in 2018.
About One Caucasus
One Caucasus is not only place where young people from the whole Caucasus region meet but it is a real platform of the joint work across the conflict lines - in architecture and construction, education, music, art and other disciplines. One Caucasus resulted in dozens of films, animations, stories and interdisciplinary activities created by more than 500 kids from Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian villages across the Kvemo-Kartli region. It is also a place where 25 new international music projects had their own premieres. One Caucasus also initiated first ever participatory budgets in Caucasus. Many of the results of our work you can watch at www.youtube.com/OneCaucasus channel.
Our current situation
After four years of creating and conducting One Caucasus Festival and Program we are still struggling to secure basic funds for making One Caucasus in 2018. After last municipal election we also see no interest from new local government of Marneuli in working together with One Caucasus. We are now looking for a right venue in the borderland of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan for making One Caucasus 2018 happen. What we can promise is the determination and work of our International Team to make One Caucasus this year happen.
We are proud to officially present the first ever short movie made in framework of One Caucasus: Kingdom of Love - created by kids from Tserakvi in 2014.
We are honored to present "Shaumiani" short movie by Merri Mkrtchian created in framework of One Caucasus Education Program 2017.