HONESDALE - Georgian-born singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze brings his multicultural story of dreams and discovery to the stage at The Cooperage Saturday, March 10, through a captivating take on Georgia’s venerable music traditions.
At the age of 8, Ilusha immigrated to New York, leaving behind the Georgian Civil War – yet taking with him a rich cultural history that has remained an essential part of his own. Known today for his warm stage presence and soulful voice, Ilusha invites audiences to see through his eyes as he introduces village songs into conversation with the global city.
Hauntingly beautiful Georgian melodies interweave with contemporary American musical elements: a mirror of living with one foot in New York City, the other in a little nation on the Black Sea.
Since releasing his debut album Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) in 2011, Ilusha has gained a loyal following through US tours, and national fame in Georgia with festival and TV performances.
Ilusha’s new album, slated for release later this year features some of New York’s most vibrant world music players as well as revered musicians in Georgia.
Doors opening at 7 p.m. and music starting at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
The Cooperage is located 1030 Main St., Honesdale. For reservations please call 570-253-2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.