ZARI Returns to Newfoundland

July 5, 2011

The musical ensemble ZARI is returning to Newfoundland!!!


ZARI is an exciting trio of singer/instrumentalists who specialize in the music of the Georgian Republic. In mid 2003 Shalva Makharashvili, Andrea Kuzmich, and Reid Robins joined forces to concentrate their efforts on the exquisite harmony and complex polyphony of this ancient musical culture. By turns exotic, lyrical, and powerful, ZARI brings to the stage three accomplished artists who embody the tradition and improvisational interplay of one of the world’s most beautiful musics in its most transparent form; the vocal trio.

ZARI (Andrea Kuzmich, Shalva Makharashvili, Reid Robins) are delighted to be back to perform at Festival 500, The ITCM conference and numerous other events!


The following is their public performance schedule:

Monday July 11 @ 2pm

ZARI performs as part of Festival 500

St. Andrew’s Church (the Kirk)

Tickets: $15 adult, kids free


Saturday July 16 @ 8pm

ZARI performs as part of the Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series

Interpretation Centre, Cape St. Mary’s

Tickets: $12 adults, $6 children


Sunday July 17 @ 1:30pm

ZARI teaches a workshop on Georgian Polyphonic Singing as part of the International Conference of Traditional Music (ICTM)

Tickets: TBA


Monday July 18 @ 8pm

ZARI performs as part of the ICTM (Canada’s Many Voices Series)

Arts and Culture Centre

Tickets : $25 regular, $15 student


Wednesday July 20th @ 6pm

ZARI will sing Sacred Georgian Chants in Cabot Tower

After about 40 minutes of chanting, we’ll take our libations and bread and cheese etc. and move to a TBA location on Signal Hill and eat and drink and sing some more.

Tickets: pay what you can (bring food and drink!)


Thursday July 21 @ 7:30 (doors open at 7pm)

a ZARI House Concert at Jean Donelson’s place

18 Victoria Street

Tickets: $25 (wine will be served)

Capacity: 22

Due to the limited capacity please follow the directions below if you’d like

to join us at Jean’s place:

1. call <tel:709.579.1849> 709.579.1849 and arrange with Elizabeth a time

to drop off your ticket fee(s).

2. meet her at 16 Chapel St.

3. exchange ticket fee(s) for ticket(s) and your seat at the concert is


4. Meet us at 18 Victoria St. at 7pm!

When capacity is reached a voice message will indicate that we’re sold out.

Please book early.


Have a beautiful, musical summer!


ZARI contact:

Reid Robins – reidrobins@gmail.com


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: