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Folklore State Center to Attend Frankfurt International Book Fair

This 2018 Frankfurt International Book Fair will be held on October 10-14. The Folklore State Center of Georgia will take part in the fair for the first time. Moreover, for the first time, unique editions of Georgian Folklore will be introduced, namely Shen Khar Venakhi (You are Vineyard) and Collection of Georgian Chants. The Center has already finished working on the mentioned editions.

It is important that this year Georgia will be represented at the Frankfurt International Book Fair as a guest country with its full intellectual resource (literature, theatre, music, painting, cinematography, Folklore, cuisine…). As a result, German citizens and other invited guests will be able to get acquainted with the Georgian culture. Germany is hosting various culture events prepared of guest countries at concerts halls, galleries, movie theatres and theatres, literary salons and libraries all over the country.

The Georgian National Book Centre is carrying out the program preparatory works with the support of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection.

„The 2018 grand project is of crucial importance for Georgia, as Georgia will be represented with its full intellectual resource at the Frankfurt International Book Fair. The country has the opportunity to thoroughly introduce its culture potential. The 2018 event is very important for us, because we will introduce folklore editions for the first time such as Shen Khar Venakhi with 22 varieties of records. This chant is performed by folklore groups from various regions of Georgia, including such ensembles as Rustavi, Basiani and so on. Collection of Georgian Chants is also very interesting that comprises records of chants of all regions and their music sheets”, Giorgi Donadze, director for the Folklore State Center of Georgia noted regarding the importance and uniqueness of the 2018 festival.

The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the most prestigious and great international event in not only literary and publishing world, but also, in general, culture field. Every year the Fair hosts about 300 000 visitors and organizes an exhibition of about 400 000 books. The Frankfurt Book Fiar has the history of 500 years and it is held in mid-October every year.

For the first three days only business visitors attend the event, while the last two days are open for wide society.

The market lasts 5 days; more than 7000 participants from about 100 countries are able to meet their international partners, establish and develop business relations. Every year the Frankfurt Book Fair is covered by about 9000 accredited international journalists.