Phoenicia — Phoenicia Library presents a concert by Georgian-born singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.
He and his quartet bring hauntingly beautiful Georgian melodies interwoven with contemporary American musical elements: a mirror of living with one foot in New York City, the other in a little nation on the Black Sea.
The free concert is part of an ongoing cabin fever series sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank. After the concert, there will be a free “hang” with delicious Georgian food prepared by Manana, including vegan options.
At the age of 8, Ilusha immigrated to New York, leaving behind the Georgian Civil War – yet taking with him a rich cultural history that has remained an essential part of his own. Known today for his warm stage presence and soulful voice, Ilusha invites audiences to see through his eyes as he introduces village songs into conversation with the global city.
Since releasing his debut album Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) in 2011, Ilusha has gained a loyal following through US tours, and national fame in Georgia with festival and TV performances.
Videos are available for viewing at ilusha.com