Global Sounds on the Hill: Ilusha Tsinadze
Friday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hill Center is thrilled to welcome Ilusha as part of our Global Sounds series. Georgian-born singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze [ცინაძე] brings his multicultural story of dreams and discovery to the stage 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.
This series of singular concerts, curated and hosted by Jim Thomson, features musicians at the forefront of the global music scene. Thomson will facilitate a brief conversation with the artist.
Jim Thomson owns and operates the Brooklyn/Washington, DC-based boutique record label-Electric Cowbell Records. He currently runs Multiflora Productions out of Washington, DC, a multifaceted, multicultural agency that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending roots-to-the-future music through artist management, event marketing and music releases.