MULTICULTURALISM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE 20TH CENTURY GEORGIAN MUSICAL SPACE


Georgian culture has developed in close connection with foreign cultures. Consequently, Georgian art created its individual image at the crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures. Georgia also had intensive cultural contacts in the 20th century, a great part of which was spent in the Soviet “brotherly“ family; what happened when it was found in a closed space? When under totalitarian conditions, communication was allowed only with the brotherly republics? What conditioned its image? In this context it is interesting how the Eurasian perspective of multicultural Georgia was changing and how the problems of compatibility of multicultural and transcultural oneness was managed.