The Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, “Thea Tsulukiani”, attended the opening of Anzor Erkomaishvili Street and Square in Tbilisi, Georgia.
On the initiative of the Commission of Names and Symbolics of Tbilisi City Council and the decision of the City Council, the street and square named after Anzor Erkomaishvili was opened. He was a famous Georgian social activist, the great lootbar and folklorist who appeared in the Chughureti district.
The opening ceremony was attended by the chairman of Tbilisi City Council, Giorgi Tkemaladze; Chairman of the Names and Symbolism Commission, Nino Vardosanidze; wife of Anzor Erkomaishvili, Lali Seturidze; Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Tea Tsulukiani, Members of the Parliament of Georgia: Giorgi Volski, Archil Talakvadze, Nino Tsilosani, Rima Beradze, David Matikashvili, Anzor Erqomaishvili S family members and relatives, his colleagues, Famous representatives of different fields of Georgian culture.
At the ceremony, examples of Georgian verses were performed by Anzor Erkomaishvili’s pupils – singers of ensemble “Rustavi” and ensemble “Martve”, whose artistic director Mikheil Javakhishvili and Lutbar Valeri Kutidze are also Anzor Erqomaishvili’s pupils. Rustavi dancers performed Georgian folk dances for the event’s guests.
The ceremony with Georgian dance and musical numbers was organized by the ensembles Anzor Erkomaishvili – “Rustav” and “Martve”.
Anzor Erkomaishvili’s contribution is priceless in front of Georgian culture. The founder of “Rustavi” and “Martve” raised a number of talented singers; he searched, studied, restored and published the oldest sound recordings in different countries of the world – more than 500 Georgian folk songs recorded from 1907 to 1930.
On April 8, 2021, by the initiative of Anzor Erkomaishvili’s upbringing and the government’s decision, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia named the SPF Folklore Center.
The centre continues to implement projects started by Anzor Erkomaishvili. Among them are slot bars and schools. There are more than 30 slot bar schools in Georgian regions, where anyone can learn Georgian multivocal songs and traditional chants for free.
On November 2, 2023, a street and square named after him was opened in Tbilisi. The place can be considered symbolic: it connects David Aghmashenebeli Avenue and Dimitri Uznadze Street.
The Holy King who unites Georgia, Georgian scientist of the world importance and saviour of Georgians’ most precious national sound – song. And the Trinity has come together.