The Country of Georgia is located at the intersection of Europe and Asia and is a former Soviet republic. The region of Georgia is surrounded by Mountains containing a vast amount of villages, and Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and maze-like, cobblestone streets of its old town. The World Folkfest is pleased to welcome Gurjaani as the performing group from Georgia. Gurjanni is one of the most popular performing groups coming from the country. The ensemble consists of 70 talented dancers and singers. The group has performed in many nations across the world such as Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Netherlands, France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Canada and the United States. The group was founded back in 1961 by Avtandil and Dzabuli Gurgenidze and continues to be one of Georgia’s crowing jewel groups today.