The Shin and Mariko (2014)
|Genres||Jazz, fusion, ethno-jazz, ibero caucasian style|
|Years active||1998 — Present|
|Associated acts||Mariko Ebralidze, EgAri|
Zurab J. Gagnidze
The Shin (Georgian: შინ) is a Georgian fusion jazz band formed in Germany in 1998. The Shin are Zaza Miminoshvili (guitars, panduri), Zurab J. Gagnidze (bass, vocals) and Mamuka Gaganidze (vocals, percussion). The music of The Shin smoothly combines Georgian folk melodies with jazz, famous native polyphonic singing with scat, and tunes of the near Orient and flamenco with a modern Western sound.
The group represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 along with singer Mariko Ebralidze with the song "Three Minutes to Earth", but they came in last place in their semi-final and did not advance.
The word "Shin" literally means "home" or "going home" in the Georgian language.
|1999||Acoustic Music Records (Germany)||Tseruli|
|2005||BBB Music (Germany)||Manytimer|
|2006||JARO Medien (Germany)||EgAri|
|2009||JARO Medien (Germany)||Black Sea Fire|
|2009||Pasaules mūzika (Latvia)||Es Ari|
- Brey, Marco (24 February 2014). ""Three Minutes to Earth" for Georgia". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 24 February 2014.