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OUR PURPOSE 

OUR HISTORY

CEF is created by Georgian artists living and working in Brooklyn, NY who want to share their skills and inspirations with the multicultural community around them.  The CEF carries the wealth and depth of culture and arts of the Republic of Georgia, and its prominent fields of opera and folk music, and dance.  Since 2019 we have conducted events for the most diverse groups and communities in Kings County, including migrants from the post-Soviet countries, youth, persons with disabilities, and others.  The Georgian school of classic music takes its origins from the Italian school. Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi was founded in 1851 and was influenced by the Italian composers and performers teaching and raising the local performers. Opera, ballet, classic, and folk performances provided through the Theater united many and fostered the cultural values and traditions. 

     We work in NYC to: 

  1. Promote classical and folk music and art within the communities that traditionally are not oriented to such cultural segments;

  2. Support multiethnic cultural understanding and cooperation through organizing various cultural events, conferences, seminars, concerts, and exhibitions for promoting classical and folk music;

  3. Provide support in education and career development to the socially disadvantaged children and to the children with physical disabilities, with the exceptional talent who do not have sufficient financial and/or other means for respective career development; and

  4. Advance public understanding and active participation in charitable activities through publishing analytical reports, statistical information, informed advice, and other materials related to the targeted beneficiaries. 

OUR BOARD

  • Beka Goginashvili-President 

  • Malkhaz Mangoshvili- Vice President 

  • Mzia Bekurashvili- Treasurer 

OUR PARTNERS