Born in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, Izolda married into the village of Zemo Kedi in the Shiraki Valley on the border of Azerbaijan.
Zemo Kedi was settled by Mtiul people1 in the beginning of the 20th century, when the highlanders were encouraged to move to the plains where they were given land and the opportunity to work. Izolda quickly became an active member of the local Cultural Center in Zemo Kedi, frequently participating in theater and choral performances.
Today she lives with her husband, daughter and grandson.
To hear another artist from Zemo Kedi, visit the page of Maqvala Ts'ik'lauri.
1Mtiuleti is a highland in northeast Georgia. Read more about it here.