Iriao (Georgian: ირიაო), also known as Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao, are a Georgian jazz and ethno folk group, led by David Malazonia (composition and keyboard). The band plays a combination of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing and jazz.[citation needed] They performed at the 2014 edition of the Borneo Jazz Festival in Malaysia.[1] They represented Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with the song "Sheni gulistvis" (English: "For You").[2]

Iriao
Iriao rehearsing before the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Iriao rehearsing before the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Background information
Also known asEthno-Jazz Band Iriao
OriginGeorgia
Genres
Years active2013–present
MembersDavid Malazonia
Nugzar Kavtaradze
Bidzina Murgulia
Levan Abshilava
Shalva Gelekva
George Abashidze
Mikheil Javakhishvili

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Borneo Jazz - Iriao". Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Music band Iriao will present Georgia at 2018 ESC - 1TV". 1TV. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by