Archive for the 'Georgian Music' Category

Joseph Jordania – Distribution of Vocal Polyphony among the World’s Musical Cultures

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The University of Melbourne, AustraliaThis article is designed to give a reader general picture of the distribution of vocal polyphony in different regions of the world. Due to the large number of polyphonic cultures the reader will not find the specific details of different local polyphonic traditions here. Before the actual information about the distribution [...]


Friday, July 25th, 2014

A Trio (Alan Gasser, Stuart Gelzer, and Carl Linich) Performing Traditional Vocal Music from the Republic of Georgia. KAVKASIA (meaning “Caucasus”) consists of three Americans who together have more than forty years of experience singing the traditionalusic of Georgia. In 1994 we formed a professional vocal trio dedicated to studying and performing that music. In [...]


Monday, June 16th, 2014

Suliko (Georgian: სულიკო) is a Georgian female and male name meaning ‘soul’. It is also the title of a love poem written in 1895 by Akaki Tsereteli, which became widely known throughout the Soviet Union as a song performed with music composed by Varenka Tsereteli. In that form it was often performed on radio during [...]

Changi (Georgian Folk Instruments)

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Nowadays, Changi is preserved only in one region of Georgia – Svaneti (western Svanetian Changi mountainous part). Changi consists of two main parts: body and supplementary elements, which are represented by keys (1) and tuners (2). The body consists of horizontal and vertical parts. The horizontal part – the resonator – is made out of [...]

The Shin

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

THE SHIN is from Republic of Georgia, a Caucasian country in Eurasia to the east of the Black Sea will be a new release on JARO Records. “EGARI”, the project focused on the Georgian tradition and singing. The Shin’s newest project “Egari” is a collaboration with a Georgian folkloric musicians, singers and dancer. It is [...]

The Urmuli Quintet

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

The Quintet Urmuli has produced four entirely different CDs over a ten-year period of performing hundreds of concerts, mainly in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. The group was last presented in a wonderful live concert hall at the Tbilisi conservatory. Now they play three nights per week to enthusiastic listeners at the Maidan Restaurant in [...]

Chuniri (Georgian Folk Instruments)

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Chuniri is an ancient Georgian string instrument played by a bow-shaped stick. It consists of Chunirioval body (1), neck (3) and subsidiaries. The sound is reproduced with a bow. The body(1) of the Svanetian Chuniri has the shape of a sieve. It is open from below. It is covered with leather (2). The neck (3) [...]

Darbazi (Canada)

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Founded in 1995, Darbazi is a Toronto-based ensemble that focuses exclusively on performing traditional music from the Caucasus Georgia, a mountainous country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. With repertoire ranging from sacred chants to exuberant drinking songs, Darbazi seeks to broaden the awareness of Georgia’s heritage for abundant food and wine, hospitable spirit, [...]

აღმოსავლეთ საქართველოს ქალთა სიმღერები

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

2008 წელს, თბილისის ვ. სარაჯიშვილის სახელობის სახელმწიფო კონსერვატორიის ქართული ხალხური მუსიკალური შემოქმედების კათედრამ, ფოლკლორის მხარდაჭერის პრეზიდენტის პროგრამისა – ”ქართული ხალხური სიმღერის ასაღორძინებლად” და საქართველოს კულტურის, ძეგლთა დაცვის და სპორტის სამინისტროს მხარდაჭერით გამოსცა კომპაქტ. დისკების კრებული ”ქართული ხალხური მუსიკა”. მასში გაერთიანებულია საქართველოს ყველა კუთხის სიმღერები. კრებულის ერთ-ერთი დისკის, აღმოსავლეთ საქართველოს ქალთა სიმღერების, მხოლოდ ნაწილს – საექსპედიციო [...]

Me Rustveli / მე რუსთველი

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Ensemble was established in 1996, in the  monastery named after Archangel Michael, Rustavi. The aim of collecting ensemble members was the strong desire of participation (performing  chants) in divine service. Since the first days of its establishment the  ensemble has started an intensive work on searching and studying Georgian chants. The repertoire included chants of [...]