Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GEORGIA: GPB announced The Shin & Mariko Ebralidze

Today GPB (Georgian Public Broadcaster) announced thiy years representives for Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. GPB made an internal decision and announced The Shin & Mariko Ebralidze to represetn Georgia this year. Their song will be announced later.

Mariko Ebralidze
The Shin (Photo by GPB)

The Shin are:
  • Zaza Miminoshvili (guitars, panduri, songs)
  • Zurab J. Gagnidze (bass, vocals, songs)
  • Aleksandre Chumburidze (dance, doli) and 
  • Mamuka Gaganidze (vocals, percussion, songs)
The Shin formed in 1998 in Germany, where Zaza Miminoshvili and Zurab Gagnidze have been living since 1994. 2009 they received the first place in the German World Music Contest Creole.

More about The Shin:

Mariko Ebralidze was born in 1984 in Tbilisi. Between 2004-2008 she studied at the Pedagogical Institute of Music Arts, and subsequently received a Bachelor's degree as a soloist and teacher.

Mariko is a popular and respected jazz artist and has won numerous awards. She cooperates with different jazz bands and gives concerts at Tbilisi clubs.


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