- August 29th 7 pm. Vilnius Tech Park, Vilnius
- August 30th 7 pm. AD Form Kiemelis, Kaunas
- August 31th 7 pm. Club "Ramybė", Palanga
- Mate Pirtskhelava - vocals, panduri
- Raul Bitsadze - vocals, panduri
- Besik Metreveli - vocals, acordion
- Goga Nikoladze - bass
- Gela Gogishvili - vocals
- Besik Kvitsiani - vocals, keyboards
- Beqa Miqadze - drum
Georgia has very rich choir culture and only few countries around the world could compare to that culture. Georgian polyvalent singing is special due to three voice technique and all Georgian song and dance culture is very rich and versatile. The choir singing is one of the things that reflects national Georgian authenticity and is recognized by UNESCO as a world’s masterpiece of polyphony. This unique singing style was formed during centuries and was transmitted from generation to generation. You will be introduced to this tradition by seven rich voices of men from Georgian folk band “Bani”.
“Bani” in Georgian language means low note. In traditional singing performances this note belongs to the singer with the lowest voice and all the sound of the song is adapted to that low note. These songs mesmerizes with the beauty of theirs.
Folk band “Bani” is being admired by thousands of fans. They are admired due to fiery Georgian dances, wonderful low voices, devotion and their energy. Seven men catches your attention with their voices and their music makes you dance. The repertoire of “Bani” is authentic Georgian music and dances that is being performed in a modern fashion. Their songs are about love, the divine nature of Georgia, strong friendship, love to your motherland and respect for your elderlies.
Members of “Bani” originates from different regions of Georgia. Together on stage performs swan and megrell, performers from east and west regions of Georgia. Together they do perform folk songs from all over Georgia and other countries and nations of Caucasus and that is the way they combines all culture of Caucasus.
“Bani” was established in 2011 when all the members met on the street. Their street performance was noticed by music producer Chabuki Amiranashvili in 2015. They recorder their first song “Rachuli” together. The song became very popular in Georgia once it was played on radio. Next single “Caucasian Ballad” was watched more than 8 million times in YouTube and that made the band known around the world.
“Bani” started tours in Georgia and in other countries after they released their first album. During the last season they successfully performed in Belgium, Israel, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Austria, Czech Republic, turkey, Ukraine, Belorussia, Korea and also in several cities of Russia – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Sochi, Volgograd.
The band is in radio tops in Georgia, they do perform on television, their music and performances are really popular on YouTube channel. “Bani” is planning to record the second album.