The Huffington Post by Sarah Barness - April 22, 2015
So you are welcome to visit us! With love, Trio «Mandili»
In the end of 2014 three Georgian girls became popular owing to a music videoselfie they posted on YouTube. In just two weeks, the video, in which the girls perform a Georgian folk song, gathered a million views. Overnight, the three friends became celebs in top-rated Georgian TV and radio shows.
How was the video shot? They were walking down a country road. The weather was great and the view was splendid. The girls felt like singing. And so they did. Tatuli recorded a selfie video, and then uploaded the recording to the internet.That was it. And this video-selfiee changed the lives of the three friends dramatically. Today this video has more than 20 millions views.
Girls started receiving invitations to different popular television and radio shows, as well as concerts. Heaps of proposals about creating studio records and their further broadcasting started arriving. The three students couldn’t even imagine such a success.
The trio has got a name – "Mandili". That is, a kind of a headscarf, women’s headpiece widely worn in many regions of Georgia.
According to Georgian tradition woman throwing scarf (mandili) on earth to make peace between two fighting men.
An unexpected success, like a bolt from the blue, of course, makes the girls happy. But they are not going to rest on their laurels. They work very hard. This year they recorded their first album "With Love". It is very moving album with lyrical songs about love and about Georgia. They already visited the prestigious festivals of folk music in Belgium and Poland, attended concerts in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia. Also "Trio Mandili" planning to take a part for the right to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
We are proud to announce release of our first CD-album «With Love»! You can order it for just EUR 9.99, shipping costs: 1-2 CDs - EUR 7.50;
3-4 CDs – EUR 9,50; 5-7 CDs – EUR 12; 8 and more CDs – EUR 16.