French National Day Celebration

Ialoni had the chance to participate in a quite unusual project. In the frame of the annual celebration of the Bastille day, the French embassy had the idea to have Georgian folk singers perform both French and Georgian anthems. A way to celebrate the friendship of our 2 countries in polyphony, key of Georgian culture.

Women’s and men’s ensembles had to be reunited to create a mixt choir for this occasion. The ensembles Ialoni and Sakhioba accepted the challenge and for the 1st time sung together – in Georgian and in French! (Link to video) A great experiment that strenghtened the friendship of the 2 choirs and surprised the 1000 people gathered at the French embassy, including the French ambassador and Georgian Prime Minister