Nino Katamadze & Insight
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Nino Katamadze & Insight

Minsk, Horad Minsk, Belarus | MAJOR

Minsk, Horad Minsk, Belarus | MAJOR
Band World Jazz




"Georgian Janis Joplin"

Georgian Janis Joplin
Some call the singer the “Georgian Janis Joplin,” a name that fits, given Nino’s long hair and “hippie style” that make her seem a “daughter of the 60s.” - europaplus


Albums: «Black», «White», «Blue», «Red»

DVD: « … Start New Peaceful Day … »

* Mermaid (film, 2008)
* Apple
* Orange Sky
* Road to the Savior
* Indi (2007)
* Domovoi (film, 2008)



Nino Katamadze & «Insight» means original compositions, synthesis of Georgian and modern world music school, surprising with findings and high quality execution of music arrangements, strong, emotional and deep vocal. You may define it as jazz, rock, pop and psychedelia. When you listen to this music you do not have to be concern about what it is and to what style it belongs.This surprising project draws full audiences.

Nino’s voice, her manner and wave of feelings that covers the audience during the concert stuck to each person’s memory at once and for a lifetime; her improvisation is illusive and very much performed in her own way. Her singing manner is unique. Her music brings us back to folk songs, and is based on perception, that any good song is in itself a folk song. You don’t need to speack or understand Georgian language to enjoy Insight’s music; lyrics are beyond the words and lines, and many improvisations are solely a divine voice, free of words. Nino sings not words, but her feelings. Even the most serious music critics do not hesitate to express their boundless delight of Nino’s and the Insight band’s skill and art.

Nino is an author of original music of almost all her songs. She indeed lives to create new musical themes and shares this pleasure with musicians of the Insight band. The Insight band members are: Gocha Kacheishvili (guitar), Ucha Gugunava (bass), David Abuladze (drums, percussion).

Every performance of Nino & Insight is incredibly powerful stream of energy which withdraws the audience into a specific psychological state. «I have found myself in music because I can sing, play, perform concerts and share a small part of me with people.» – These simple words of Nino Katamadze conclude a secret of her phenomenal success.

Nino Katamadze was awarded in nomination «the Best Vocalist of the Year» («Ovatsiya-2002 premium)», the Best Author-Performing Musician (2002), the Best Original Music (2002), «the Person of the Year in Show Business» (premium «Persons of the year – 2003»), «the Best Vocalist of the Year» (premium «Mega – 2003»); she is also awarded «for an outstanding contribution to the Georgian music development» ( special premium «Odzela – 2004»).

Insight Awards:
· 1996 – «LIGA» prize
· 2003 – «Ovatsiya» prize (the Best vocal and instrument band of the year)