Elik’o was born and raised in Kvemo Alvani, a Tush village that lies at the foothills of the mountains of her ancestral homeland. Elik’o learned the garmoni1 at a young age from her aunt, Ep’ro Torghvaidze. A powerful singer and lyrical accordionist, Elik’o is a member of
1A button accordion that originated in Russia and plays an important role in the musical tradition of the Tush in Georgia, as well as in other regions throughout the Caucasus. Read more about the garmoni here.