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Georgia at the Frankfurter Museumsuferfest

15 August, 2018

FRANKFURT. Georgia, this year's guest honour at the Frankfurt Buchmesse, introduces its unique cultural and culinary diversity at the Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt from 24 to 26 August. For thee days, outstanding Georgian artists and ensembles can be experienced at the largest European cultural festival of its kind. In addition, Georgian food and wines together with traditional art invite to an artistic-culinary discovering tour to the fascinating country at the Caucasus.

At 6pm, the Museumsuferfest will be officially opened by Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann and the Georgian Ambassador Elguja Khokrishvili on Friday, 24 August. The Ambassador is pleased that his home country can present itself here in this very special manner: "Visitors embark on an artistic-culinary discovery trip to the fascinating country at the Caucasus and can look forward to many highlights. A first-class cultural program is presented at the Georgian stage. The stage is a part of the 80 meter long grassy area of Georgia on the city-side of the river Main between Untermainbr├╝cke and Holbeinsteg.

Renowned bands, DJs and ensembles present the musical variety and soul of the country with Jazz, Folk, Pop, Ethno-Fusion through to electronic music. The festival is commenced by the Ethno-Fusion Band IRIAO, which became known to an international audience by participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The group connects the traditional, polyphone chant of Georgia, which is part of the UNESCO world heritage, with elements of Jazz music (24.8.). On 25 August, IRIAO will also make a guest appearance at the International Theatre in Frankfurt. The electro-sound/violin duo KORDZ, Giorgi Zagareli & Strings and the electro-music performer DJ Luka Nakashidze & Misho Urushadze transport you into the world of sound of experimental Georgian electro and club music (24., 25., 26.8.) Visitors can look forward to other highlights, such as the vocal sextet Quintessence (26.8.), the children's choir LITTLE GEORGIKA (25., 26.8.) and the internationally renowned Jazz singer Nino Katamadze & Insight, accompanied by Nikoloz Rachveli and musicians of the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra (26.5.). Theatre and performance presentations of the Georgian State Pantomime Theatre (25., 26.8.), the "Movement Theatre" (25., 26.8.), the Children Choreography Ensemble LAPREBI and the Children Doll Opera (25., 26.8.) round off the multi-coloured stage programme.

Visitors of the Museumsuferfest can also expect traditional Georgian craft and "Souvenirs from Georgia" - special join-in campaigns by Georgian artists for children. Traditional Georgian food and unique wines from the oldest vineyard country in the world are presented in tents of the Georgian restaurant Pirosmani in Frankfurt. The tent of the Georgian Ministry for Environmental Protection and Agriculture invites to discover the culinary diversity and special features of Georgian cuisine. Those wishing to find out more about the holiday destination Georgia find numerous further details in the tent of the Georgian National Tourist Administration (GNTA).

The complete program for the guest country stage at the Frankfurter Ufer is available under:



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