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Irakli Charkviani

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Irakli Charkviani (Georgian: ირაკლი ჩარკვიანი) (November 19, 1961 – February 25, 2006) was a Georgian poet, writer, and musician, lately known under his pseudonym Mefe (მეფე, “The King”). Charkviani is known for his eccentric image and poetry, and for eclectic music, which includes alternative, indie rock, electronic music, pop and hip hop.

Charkviani was born in elite family in Tbilisi, the capital of former Soviet Republic of Georgia. His father, the journalist and diplomat Gela Charkviani is Georgia’s current ambassador to the United Kingdom, and grandfather Kandid Charkviani was Lavrentiy Beria’s replacement as the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Georgian SSR Communist Party from 1938 to 1952.

Charkviani graduated from the Department of Western European and American Literature, Tbilisi State University. His debut in 1976, with the indie rock project Arishi, passed unnoticed, but the later band Taxi had a greater success and recorded the homonymous album in 1988. In the 1980s, several of Charkviani’s lyrics and short stories, noted for their rebellious character, were published in Georgian literary press. Early in the 1990s, Charkviani emerged as one of the leading artists on Georgia’s alternative and electronic scene. Leading the projects Children’s Medicine (1991-2), and Georgian Dance Empire (1993), he performed throughout Georgia as well as abroad, particularly in Moscow and Eastern Europe.

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  • mindiaberulava1

    საუკეთესო ქართველი მომღერალი.

    26 Jan 6:27pm Reply
  • cinckaro

    <3

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • dudana7

    Wooden monkey, take me from here, Wooden monkey I know you are real, Wooden monkey save me from cold, Wooden monkey, lie by my side and tell me: war is over.

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Nutsa_Nino

    ♥_♥

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • violet01

    შენ აქ ხარ.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • matlatoo

    RIP :(((((((

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • vawkalvebi

    love you

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • fsiqe

    <3

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • z-wu

    menatreba, SEXi.... es ori ro ar emgera albat aseti dzlieri ver iqneboda...)

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • taotat

    kargia ro sakmarisi ram datova tumca me zogjer menatreba irakli charkviani

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • blue_morgan

    ბუია..

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Shaman99

    качественно )

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Nickelback_3

    აუ რა კაცი გამოგვეცალა ხელიდან

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Maco0

    X

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • tiko_-_

    i love irakli

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • hanihihi

    რა ამბავი ამტყდარა ჩემ კომენტზე:) ხოდა ახლა იცით როგორ ვფიქრობ მოდის გამო უსმენენ თუ ისე გულით, მაინც ხო უსმენენ და ის სიტყვები და მელოდია ხო შედის მათში ხოდა ძალიანაც კარგი :) და მე კი ძალიან დიიდი ხანია აღარ მომისმენია :( ახლა განვაახლე მოსმენა:)

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • emm-ka

    kargad mushaobdi

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • droand

    hah charkvianis top top listeneri gamovdeqi ;)

    27 Dec 2009 Reply
  • MacTraxer

    ti super

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • EREDELI

    texavs ra... ar unda momkvdariyo ase adre. kidev bevr rames sheqmnida...

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
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