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ლიზა ბაგრატიონი (Liza Bagrationi) — “Ganshoreba”

Music: Giya Kancheli  /  Lyrics: Peter Gruzinski

მხოლოდ დარდით,
მხოლოდ სევდით,
ასეთია ჩემი ბედი
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mkholod dardit’,
mkholod sevdit’,
aset’ia ch’emi bedi
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Only worry,
Only sorrow,
Such is my fate

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ნინო ბაშარული - ის ვაჟი

Nino Basharuli - Is Vaji (That Boy) // Georgian Song

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aylarca dinledim,kitap okurken,yolda yürürken,yemek yerken,yazı yazarken,makale yazarken,site yaparken,çocuklara etkinlik hazırlarken,misafire çay verirken,mutfakta meyve yerken,uyumadan önce tavana bakarken,sabah gözümü henüz açmışken… panduri zaten aşığım ama adam da dökmüş içini dökmüş hepimizin içini.

Thou Art the Vineyard
Nana Peradze And The Harmony Choir
Thou Art the Vineyard

Sacred Georgian Chants  -  Thou Art the Vineyard

Nana Peradze And The Harmony Choir

Georgian folk music is predominantly vocal and is widely known for its rich traditions of vocal polyphony. It is widely accepted in contemporary musicology that polyphony in Georgian music predates the introduction of Christianity in Georgia at the beginning of the 4th century AD.

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I am so in love with this country…. *Georgian dreams*

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So the co-pilot’s family gave me a CD of Georgian music for Christmas (‘Georgian Voices’ by the Rustavi Choir) and while I was well aware that Georgian folk songs are the Shit I’d never heard of this apparently super-famous dude. His name is Hamlet Gonashvili and he has a wonderful voice and also a wonderful mustache.

He died in 1985, but luckily video footage exists of him and his comrades in Really Cool Singing sitting around in a weirdly empty room looking in different directions and slouching a bit. Performance posture? Pff, whatever, let’s sing beautiful music like we’re just kind of hanging out in someone’s living room and maybe going to have a beer later on.

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Georgian polyphonic singing

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ტრიო მანდილი - აპარეკა/The trio Mandili-Apareka

Shunat
Nikakoi
Shunat
Genre: Electronic Style: Illbient, IDM, Experimental
Year: 2003
Nika Machaidze (Nikakoi, Erast) is a georgian film director and an electronic musician. He did the soundtrack for the play “The Park” by Botho Strauß and makes music for fashion shows and for the TV. He is a member of the Goslab group.

Goslab, an artistic Georgian network that deals with different kinds of media such as film, video, art and music. As a film director every single part of Nikakoi’s extensive musical output is a little soundtrack : coherent pieces of electronic music with delicate melodic surprises, crispy breakbeats and astonishing pop voiceovers that create pleseant images of melancholic horizons and empty stepps inbetween the Kaukasian mountains, and hijack you phyisically to a foreign landscape.

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Earlier today, me and some friends got together and sang this.  I’ve sung it before, they haven’t.  It’s called Heya Moli, and it’s a Georgian Folk Song that translates to: 

Let’s say one or two words about your beauty.  I’m going to leave my mother and father and I’ll be yours, only yours.  Everyone’s satisfied, but you’re not happy.

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Georgian folk music from Sighnaghi.