Samtskhe-Javakheti. Repatriated Meskhetian
children residing in Georgia participate in the "Brave Kids"
festival. Zapar Tsatsanidze, Temur Bekadze, Saba Kamalov, Abas Mekhriev and
Aida Lazishvili are the members of the "Pesvebi" (Roots) ensemble
functioning with the Samtskhe-Javakheti regional association
"Tolerant". Association "Tolerant" has sent the children to
the festival on June 20.
For three weeks already
the members of the "Pesvebi" ensemble give concerts in several
European cities. Up to 100 children from other 14 countries also participate in
the festival. At the festival they perform their national dances and songs.
The festival "Brave Kids" is held for the
third consecutive year under the patronage of UNESCO and the Polish Ministry of
Culture. The Chinese, Ugandan, Polish, Georgian, Jewish, Romanian, Tanzanian,
Norwegian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz, Czech, Zimbabwean, and Greek children
participated in joint workshops, where they taught each other their national
dances and songs.
"I'm a bit nervous, performing in UNESCO in front
of such a big audience is a huge responsibility. However, I think we'll do
everything well and win the audience's heart here as well", - says Temur
Bekadze, Georgian participant of the festival. Closing evening of the festival
will be held on July 10 in Paris, in the UNESCO building. At this moment the
final concert is being rehearsed in the hall.