Born in 1963, Malkhaz’s family moved to the village of Bulachauri in 1988. Today Malkhaz works in art and construction. He is mentioned on Valoda Dzidzishvili’s profile, as he recently painted the frescos of the church of Kerana.
An icon of the Virgin Mary is framed inside the panduri1 he plays, built by his late father.
''I can’t live without singing,'' Malkhaz says.
1A three-stringed, fretted lute common in all regions of northeastern Georgia. The instrument is most frequently used to accompany ballad singing. Read more about the panduri here.