Tserakvi, DFWatch – Festival brings South Georgia’s multi-ethnic community together with visitors from Armenia and Azerbaijan for music, art, sport, and activism. The festival was held for the third time with more guests and artists performing.

While Marneuli district is predominantly inhabited by ethnic Azerbaijanis, the area around Tserakvi is a patchwork of ethnic Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian communities. The location was also chosen due to its proximity to both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The location and scope of the festival produces two different dynamics of integration: between the three local ethnic communities, and between the citizens the three countries.

Participants from more than 15 countries, including India, Senegal, Germany, Poland and the United States performed this year in Tserakvi.DSC_0215 (2) DSC_0222 DSC_0220 DSC_0212 (2) DSC_0141 (2) DSC_0149 DSC_0151 DSC_0195 DSC_0209 (2) DSC_0124 DSC_0122 DSC_0117 DSC_0111 DSC_0108 DSC_0068 (2) DSC_0032 DSC_0073 (2) DSC_0040 DSC_0041 DSC_0076 DSC_0087 DSC_0047 DSC_0051 DSC_0106 DSC_0022 DSC_0010 DSC_0008