Archive for December, 2007

Soso Pavliashvili – Prosto (Clip)

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Georgia in 1946-1992

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Crysis of Soviet System. Decomposition of Soviet Union and Revival of Independence of Georgia After the World War II, economy of Georgia in several years became higher than it was before the war. New enterprises, water power stations, mines, irrigating channels etc were arranged. But the government kept the society under the heavy ideological pressure. [...]

Mingrelian (Mengrelian) Lullaby

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Mingrelian Lullaby is a traditional song from the Mingrelian province of the Republic of Georgia, This country’s northern border is the Caucasian Mountain range while to the west its coast meets the Black Sea. Medea Tsulaia is a singer and musicologist of Georgian songs, and this is one of many she learnt in her childhood [...]

The Rustavi Choir

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Folk music is one of the most important elements in the treasure house of Georgian spiritual culture, an aural chronicle of Georgia’s centuries-old history. The specific geography of Georgia, its historic and social conditions have brought about the development of a number of dialects, both linguistic and musical, that are named after the respective place-names: [...]

Forms of Georgian Traditional Polyphony

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Georgian folk songs are distinguished for the variety of types among which we find the forms of homophonic, polyphonic and synthesized structure. The diversity of Georgian polyphony is a result of the interaction of several compositional principles by different versions. This process is also facilitated by the functional differentiation of performers – traditionally, two soloists [...]

Qorali – Miyvarxar (Clip)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

UN Eyes Global Warming Pact by 2009

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

BALI, Indonesia (AP) – In a dramatic finish to a U.N. climate conference, world leaders adopted a plan Saturday for negotiating a new global warming pact by 2009, after the United States backed down in a battle over wording supported by developing nations and Europe. The U.S. stand had drawn loud boos and sharp rebukes-”Lead [...]

Ох , этот страшный, страшный телевизор – Oh, es sashineli, sashineli televizori (Movie)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Страна: Грузия Жанр: комедия Студия: Гостелерадио Год: 1990 Авторы сценария: Леван Челидзе, Дэви Иванов-Чиковани, Темур Палавандишвили Режиссер-постановщик: Темур Палавандишвили Оператор: Гиви Рачвелишвили Художник: Нодар Сулеманашвили Композитор: Гия Канчели В ролях: Вахтанг Панчулидзе, Абесалом Лория, Байя Двалишвили, Мамука Кикалеишвили Продолжительность: 90 минут Ссылки: http://rapidshare.com/files/65893776… an.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/65893763… an.part2.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/65893765… an.part3.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/65893713… an.part4.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/65893748… an.part5.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/65893766… an.part6.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/65893540… [...]

Historical Sources of Georgian Music

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Studies of the monuments of material culture, discovered during archaeological excavations, and written sources have shown that Georgian musical culture is about three thousand years old. In 1930 a bone salamuri (flute) was found together with other things in ancient burials of Samtavro in Mtskheta. Supposedly it dates back to the 15 th-13 th centuries [...]

Georgian Secular Polyphony

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Georgian traditional polyphony is the most significant of all stylistic features of the national musical language that significantly define the originality and expression of Georgian musical thinking. Multi-voiced singing is not characteristic of Georgians only. Georgian folk music attracts the attention of experts for the diversity of forms. Each form has extraordinary and complex harmonic [...]