A Mid-Spring Night’s Acoustics Concert
On Mar. 30, students gathered at the Hungry Griffin Cafe for another edition of the Acoustics sessions, organized by the AUBG Rock and Jamming Club(RJC). About 60 AUBG students filled up the chairs and the sofas at the event, turning the venue into a music hall.
According to Fatme Tsiko, a second-year student, the performances were good despite a decrease in the overall attendance compared to previous editions of the event. She shared that the song which impressed her the most was Oceans, by Seafet, played by Asset Janabekov and Saida Karimova.
“Everybody was on point and they knew what they were all gonna do, so I really liked it,” commented Tsiko.
Among the repertoire of Janabekov and Karimova for the night were “Life in your head” (Жить в твоей голове) by Zemfira, “Telescope“, by Cage The Elephant, and “King and Lionheart“ by Of Monsters and Men. Alexandra Khakimova gave a solo performance of the song “Just Tonight“ by The Pretty Reckless, and sang “Ex’s and Oh’s“ by Elle King, alongside Karimova, and “My Rock and Roll” (Мой Рок н Ролл) by Be2, together with Janabekov. Brian Shkodrani and Edvald Alikaj played “Nothing Else Matters“ by Metallica, “Too Close“ by Alex Clare, “More Than Words“ by Extreme, and “I’m Yours“ by Jason Mraz. Another duet that took the stage were Pm Tran and Nini Pkhakadze, who sang “Stolen Dance“ by Milky Chace, “Small Bump“ by Ed Sheeran, “The Only Exception“ by Paramore, and “Riptide“ by Vance Joyce. The night concluded with the performance of Karimova and Janabekov, who sang “Delicate“ by Damien Rice.
“It was great, it always comes out great. It’s the same every time, and its also different every time, and it’s a different experience,” said Karimova.
As a fourth-year student, Karimova shared that she cherishes the warm memories of her membership at RJC throughout the years. Back in her first year at AUBG she became part of the club right after the first event organized by RJC that she attended. Now, driven by positive emotions, she admitted being on the verge of bursting into tears three times during her performance, at what may be her last performance on the AUBG stage.