Sisters Nakeuri

You won’t usually hear Georgian folklore in the radio – you’d rather need to go out and look for it door-by-door – but the sheer number of great talents has led us to an inevitable explosion of the scene. Yet it exploded in an uncommon fashion. Multiple female-fronted groups took the leading role in modernisation of Georgian folk sound, which had been rigid for decades.

Faithful to Georgian familial singing tradition, those female bands are often set up within families – usually by the sisters. And Sisters Nakeuri (დები ნაყეურები) are one of the brightest examples, consisting of three sisters: Lela, Nino and Manana, with the first one being the main songwriter. Their song “Gazapkhulis Tsvima” – meaning “Spring Rain” – was a nationwide hit.

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