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Ethnojazz with polyphonic songs from Georgia

Münsterland Festival invites you to the final concert on 10 November with the band Iriao at Burg Vischering.

MÜNSTERLAND/LÜDINGHAUSEN. It is a mixture of jazz and traditional that distinguishes the band Iriao. With this unique music, the seven Georgian artists form the perfect finale for the Münsterland Festival part 10 on 10 November (Sunday) at Burg Vischering in Lüdinghausen. With this, they will bring the festival organised by Münsterland e.V. to a close, which, under the motto "10 from Europe", invited visitors to over 40 events in the region for one month.

"The performance of these Georgian musicians is as powerful of voice as it is full of feeling," says Christine Sörries, artistic director of the Münsterland Festival. "They embellish their polyphonic musical style with catchy jazz elements." Even the name of the seven-member band hints at their origins: It comes from the expression "iriao-uruao", which is used in traditional Georgian yodelling. The founder of Iriao is David Malazonia. Over the past 30 years, Malazonia has written music for numerous theatre and film productions in Georgia and Germany, including vocal and instrumental music for the famous Georgian ethno-jazz band ADIO. The latter did pioneering work in the field of Georgian folk-jazz fusion.

Iriao's first concert took place in Tbilisi in June 2013. Since then, the band has performed at numerous jazz festivals and has always received enthusiastic applause from international audiences. Iriao also became known in Europe and beyond through their performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal. There, the group was chosen to represent their home country Georgia. Ketevan Gvenetadze from the Embassy of Georgia in the Federal Republic of Germany will also be present at the festival closing. Admission is at 6.30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance and at the box office for 23 euros (reduced rate 20 euros). Tickets are available online and by telephone from Münsterland e.V. on 02571 949392 and at Burg Vischering, Berenbrock 1.

Organiser & Sponsors

Organiser: Münsterland e.V.
Festival director: Lars Krolik (Münsterland e.V.).
Artistic Director: Christine Sörries

Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Regional Cultural Policy funding programme), Münsterland districts (Borken, Coesfeld, Steinfurt and Warendorf), City of Münster, LWL Cultural Department, Sparkasse Münsterland Ost, Kreissparkasse Steinfurt, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Cultural Foundation, Polish Institute Düsseldorf, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hilde and Bodo Crone Foundation, Stiftung Kunst und Kultur Münsterland, KulturStiftung Masthoff, BERESA, Pianohaus Micke, kultur.west (media partner), Westfalenspiegel (media partner), Westfälische Nachrichten (media partner), WDR 3 (cultural partner).

Your contact persons

Lars Krolik
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Lars Krolik
Cultural Office
Münsterland Festival" project

0049 2571 94 93 26

Mareike Meiring
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Mareike Meiring
Press and public relations

0049 2571 94 93 34

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