Saturday, June 10, 2017


Music from Georgia
Sunday, June 11th, 1:00 p.m.

A quartet led by Ilusha--a singer and guitarist whose songs and spirit link him back to his native country of Georgia--will perform at the East Fourth Street Community Garden. Ilusha will be joined by Peter Hess on clarinet, Chris Tordini on bass, and Sergio Krakowski on percussion.

As his website,, describes,
"At the age of 8, Ilusha immigrated to New York, leaving behind the Georgian Civil War—yet taking with him a rich cultural history that has remained an essential part of his own.
Ilusha invites audiences to see through his eyes as he introduces village songs into conversation with the global city. Hauntingly beautiful Georgian melodies interweave with contemporary American musical elements: a mirror of living with one foot in New York City, the other in a little nation on the Black Sea."

Deda Ena (Mother Tongue), Ilusha’s debut album, was released in 2011; his next album is expected later this year.

Event location
The East Fourth Street Community Garden
179 E. 4th Street
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn