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CCMF Tbilisi Live!

CCMF - CAUCASUS Contemporary Music & Film Festival ‘Tbilisi Live!’

‘Tbilisi Live!’ was a month long series of concerts marking the conclusion of the 5-year annual CAUCASUS 16 DAYS and the Caucasus White Ribbon Ambassadors multimedia end violence against women campaigns devised by Pida Ripley and implemented by WomenAid International and its local partner, WomenAid International-Caucasus.

Over 100 artistes generously volunteered to support the Caucasus Contemporary Music & Film Festival.

Music on the Silk Road concert took place in the Conservatoire. Musicians included Yo-Yo-Ma Silk Road composer, Vache Sharafyan, and musician Gevorg Dabaghyan with Levon Arakelyan. Chamber Trio ‘Tiflis’, Khatuna Tushmalishvili, Zurab Khutsishvili, Vazha Kalandadze with Lia Baidoshvili

The Jazzerati concert was held at the Sheraton Metechi Hotel. The Tbilisi Big Band was supported with many well-known jazz singers and musicians including Nino Katamadze & Insight, and Tony O’Malley,

The Caucasus Rocks concert, supported by many famous groups, musicians and singers including ‘Soft Eject’, Niaz Diasamidze & 33a, Bakur Burduli, Zumba, Nika Kocharov & The Young Georgian Lolitas, Mtsvane Otakhi, took place in the National Concert Hall, Tbilisi. 

A ‘Music & Film’ programme was partnered by the Rustaveli Cinema. Films selected incorporated music in very different ways - ranging from Callas Forever, Ray, Phantom of the Opera, Keto & Kote, probably the best loved of all Georgian films were presented as a tribute to all the artists and musicians and concluded the Caucasus Contemporary Music  Festival. The Festival events were attended by more than 3000 people. Read the article Music & Film by Pida Ripley.

"I write to express the willingness of the Ministry of Culture, Monument Preservation and Sports to support your latest initiative – the Caucasus Contemporary Music Festival.  

The launch and development of this major cultural event, dedicated to civil society development, peace-building within the region and the global promotion of the South Caucasus places a central spotlight on Georgia’s own commitment to encourage greater cooperation within the region.“

Giorgi Gabashvili, Minister of Culture, Monument
Preservation & Sports of Georgia. 2005.

Sponsors:  Government of Canada, Pida Ripley Foundation.  
Partners: WomenAid International, WAI-Caucasus, Rustaveli Cinema, all press and media.