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The world-famous French singer and actor Charles Aznavour will give a concert for the first time in Georgia on August, 16 in the course of opening of the rehabilitated fortress Rabat at Akhaltsikhe (Eastern Georgia), - mentioned the head of "Eastern Promotion" Kakha Kandelaki. "Eastern Promotion" Company is the organizer of the visit of Charles Aznavour in Georgia.

"Charles Aznavour will concertize for the first time in our country. Concert will open a young Georgian jazz performer Beka Gochiashvili at 20.00 pm local time. His performance will last 45 minutes, after which the concert will begin Aznavour," - said Kandelaki.

According to him, on the occasion of this concert in Akhaltsikhe will be installed big screens, which will be broadcast image in live. Part of the concert will be shown in a live broadcast on the air "Rustavi-2".

Charles Aznavour will arrive in Georgia with a group of musicians consisting of 22 persons and under contract - he will perform during the half an hour.

Father of singer of Armenian origin Charles Aznavour comes from Akhaltsikhe.

Last week, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, during a visit to Akhaltsikhe called the renovated Historic Rabat - "crown and the center of the cultural heritage of Georgia."

**Charles Aznavour - Real name Shahnur Vahinak Aznavourian was born in the family of Armenian immigrants, who went to France in 1922. His father was born in Tiflis province Akhaltsikhe, Georgia.

Charles Aznavour is a French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the best-known singers in the world. Charles Aznavour is known for his unique tenor: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. He has appeared in more than sixty movies, composed about a thousand songs (including at least 150 in English, 100 in Italian, 70 in Spanish, and 50 in German), and sold well over 100 million records.

In 1998, Charles Aznavour was named Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. He was recognized as the century's outstanding performer, with nearly 18% of the total vote, edging out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. He has sung for presidents, popes, and royalty, as well as at humanitarian events, and is the founder of the charitable organization - Aznavour for Armenia along with his long-time friend impresario Levon Sayan.

In 2009 he was appointed ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland, as well as Armenia's permanent delegate to the United Nations at Geneva.

"I never dedicate my songs to anybody. Neither Edith Piaf, neither my wife nor my children. Never... My songs - is another part of my life. My personal life - is one thing, and my job – another one. "

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