The folk ensemble “Shavnabada” was founded in 2005. Its members were all schooled in the “Martve” and “Bichebi” academic boys’ folk choirs and its repertoire includes folk songs, church chants and Georgian instrumental music.
When The Patriarch, Ilia II, travels both in Georgia and abroad, Shavanabada accompany him as they are also members of the Georgian Patriarchal Choir. They also chant at the Holy Cathedral in Tbilisi.
“Shavnabada” has successfully participated in many different folk festivals and concerts and were, in 2005 conferred the rank of “laureate” in a nomination for ‘Preserving Georgian folk songs’
Shavnabada have 4 CD’s and one DVD.