Film, Video Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of Georgia

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Title
Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of Georgia
Summary
Ethno-musicologist, scholar and performer Malkhaz Erkvanidze talked about collecting traditional sacred and secular music in the Republic of Georgia as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir assisted him with performance of material he and the members of his ensemble have collected.
Event Date
November 17, 2005
Notes
-  The Anchiskhati Choir is the world's leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic choral music. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir come from different regions of Georgia where they have absorbed the unique singing traditions of their parents and grandparents. Singing weekly in the famous 6th century Anchiskhati church in Tbilisi, Georgia, the ensemble collaborates as a group of expert and passionate ethno-musicologists, who collect, teach, hold workshops and regularly perform in Georgia and abroad.
-  Malkhaz Erkvanidze is a world authority on Georgian polyphonic choral music. He has spent his life rescuing the church hymns and prayers that were suppressed under Soviet communism. His four books of Georgian hymns have been published with CDs; and he has written many articles about the distinctive musical structure of Georgian polyphony. He leads the "Dzveli Kiloebi" or Old Modes group within the Anchiskhati choir, dedicated to preserving the authentic Georgian tuning system with the traditional singing styles. He teaches at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, the State Seminary and the Academy of Theology; and is the consultant to the Patriarch of Georgia, Ilia the Second, on liturgical chant.
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/index.html
Running Time
1 hours 41 minutes 32 seconds
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