Creative Rainbow, Conveyed in Music

On April 1, at Backstage 76 club, representatives of almost all European nationalities could be seen enjoying the soiree, retold in different musical and national languages. Nino Basharuli, a lady with a distinguished voice and look, took no pains to at once captivate the audience, together with her band Paloma.

This was a concert that united the multicolored repertoire, consisting of Georgian and Russian romances, as well as Spanish Flamenco, Portuguese Fado and French chansons. “You and You once Again,” which allegedly the Georgian nightingale used to sing, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel’s “Ne me quite pas” left no-one pressent indifferent.

GEORGIA TODAY spoke to Nino Basharuli during the interval: “I sing Spanish Flamenco, Portuguese Fado, Russian romances, and gypsy songs. Since my childhood, Spain has been like my second homeland. I used to sing in Spanish and have always been fascinated by Spanish culture – Flamenco as a dance and as a singing genre, too. I graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages fluent in Spanish”.

Wanting to put her Spanish into practice, and to work and get acquainted with the people and culture, Basharuli enlisted the help of a friend living in Spain to start master classes with a Flamenco singer. She spent some months there perfecting the art.

“It was a very fruitful time for me,” she told us. “As a result, my band and I were able to do the soundtracks from the films of Pedro Almodovar.” Even though she has yet to meet the living legend of Spanish and world cinema, she continues to sing his soundtracks.

In Spain, Basharuli also fell in love with Fado, a traditional Portuguese musical genre. “You have to be spiritually very much ascended to be able to sing Fado. I’m always Fado by nature,” she smiles.

Flamenco offers such energy that it is often considered characteristic to Spaniards alone, so for some it seems unimaginable that a non-native speaker can perform it. However, to our pride, Nino is a success in this regard too. It was fascinating to watch the charming and tender lady turn into a volcano and burn with that fire so paramount in Flamenco. Of course, this diversity of genres, this creative rainbow, can be explained in one word – talent. Basharuli is multifaceted, full of interest and open to endless discoveries. That is why she maintains such an enigma and attractiveness. Her voice is both strong and lyrical, which apparently underlines her own temperament, too. Yet, romantic motifs are still dominant.

Basharuli reminded the large audience of her appearance on the former popular TV show “Geostar”. Since then, her popularity has grown, as has that of her band Paloma (Dove, in Spanish). The public met their latest performance with great ovation.

Maka Lomadze

06 April 2017 20:46