On April 29, 2011, the Tbilisi Caucasian House organized an intercultural concert on the occasion of the graduation ceremony of participants to the seminar “Caucasian Peoples’ University” registered in the Georgian department. Some 20 young Georgians were thus awarded certificates to value their 2-year participation to the intercultural program whose goal was to deepen their understanding of a multifaceted Caucasus.
This event also marked the official kick-off of a second edition of the “Caucasian Peoples’ University”, this time organized by the Russian department and aimed at an international youth group.
A dozen of bands and dance troupes representing both North and South Caucasus – Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Chechnya, Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Dagestan – performed a variety of national folk songs and dances. Between each performance, cultural information was provided to the audience, and participants to the on-going Russian session of the seminar recited poems in their own languages.
The intercultural concert was part of a one-day event aiming at presenting the project “Caucasian Peoples’ University” and its different initiatives. If bringing Caucasian peoples together is never an easy task, according to organizers of this program, this concert did give the illusion of the contrary.
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Many thanks to Viktoria Maksoeva who invited me to the event. Congratulations to all the participants of the seminar who successfully graduated, and to all the performers of the show which made it just great!