We are thrilled to inform you that one of the most inspiring of new music projects rooted in folk from Armenia - Vishup Ensemble - will perform at One Caucasus Festival 2017!


Like a graceful river that both complements and continually redefines its landscape, the music of the Vishup Ensemble meanders through vast, storied swaths of Armenian history, at turns surging and gliding into domains that range from myth, lyric poetry, and metaphysics to gleeful ditties and the ploughman’s song.

Vishup was founded in Armenia by flutist, vocalist, and guitarist Arik Grigorian from famous Armenian band "The Bambir" in 2015 when Arik Grigoryan started to work with drummer Eduard Harutyunyan, Hayk Karapetyan and was called "Arik Bambir Project" at first. Then the project moved to Los Angeles in 2016 and new members joined the band, including vocalist and pianist Areni Agbabian, cellist Artyom Manukyan and drummer Vardan Duvendjian. Then it came back to Armenia and other musicians, including Levon Arakelyan, Christin Yeghiazaryan and Amalia Hakobyan joined the group.

We are proud to announce first of the headliners of One Caucasus Festival 2017: the leading Polish band that merge folk of Polish mountains with contemporary sound and great energy: Psio Crew!

During One Caucasus 2017 Psio Crew will be working with musicians from Caucasus and beyond. This new international music project will have its premiere at the opening night of One Caucasus (Thursday, 24th of August 2017)!

The origins of Psio Crew reach as far as year 2004 in Bielsko – Biała, Poland. The pioneer fusion of traditional melodies with elements of drum and bass, trip hop and dub moved the music scene among the country and abroad, making the joint of original mountain singing with beat box the recognizable characteristic of the band. It is great news for fans of deeply folk rooted eclectic music – after few years of absence – Psio Crew is back!  

Huntertones (USA) at One Caucasus 2016

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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 our call.

This year we have something special for you. Selected musicians who will take part in call and create most inspiring international music collaborations during One Caucasus in Georgia - will be invited to Warsaw, Poland for the International Festival Transkaukazja 2017 in the end of September (organizers will cover all costs related with the trip to Poland and assist selected musicians with their travel to Poland). 

This is the Call for Activists; Animators; Architects; Artists; Campaigners; Cartoonists; Carpenters; Cooks; Craftsmen; Designers; Doctors; Educators; Filmmakers; Journalists; Photographers; Students of Architecture, Journalism and other relevant directions; Video Editors; Practitioners of Social Sciences, PR & Media; and others.

One Caucasus is the international program and festival made by people for people. It is definitely neither the biggest nor the most expensive event. As the international team we are based in a local public school in Tserakvi and we face many problems that small villages of Caucasus do.

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The project is cofunded by Marneuli Municipality, Government of the United States, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw City Hall, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and French Institute of Georgia