Voices Of The Ancestors

The podcast about Georgian polyphonic songs and the women who sing them

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Singing Landscapes – From Georgia to the Balkans

with guest editor Jen Morris and guest Briget Boyle from the womens vocal ensemble Kitka

Briget Boyle, vocal coach and singer with Kitka chats with Jen Morris bringing the west coast USA perspective to ‘Voices of the Ancestors’. They chat about:-

  • Working with powerful female teachers like Tamar Buadze თამარ ბუაძე, in Georgia and Svetlana Spajić in Serbia.
  • How to sing ‘folk music’ from a grounded, rooted place in your own landscape.
  • Briget’s insight into what ‘Voices of the Ancestors’ means for her, describing three types of ancestors – genetic, spiritual and ‘humanity’.

Briget shares experiences with Georgian songs in ‘Temple of Light’ Choir directed by Kristine Barrett (a sort of Kitka community choir) and in ‘True Life Trio’. Jen shares experiences of her Georgian choir ‘onefourfive’ and Seattle’s balkan women’s ensemble Dunava.

პოდკასტ (ციფრული.აუდიო ფაილი ინტერნეტში) „წინაპართა ხმები”-ის ფარგლებში ჰოლი და სიუზანი ესაუბრებიან ქართული მრავალხმიანი სიმღერების ქალ შემსრულებლებს, როგორც საქართველოში, ისე მის ფარგლებს გარეთ. ისინი ერთად განიხილავენ სიმღერების მოგზაურობის ისტორიებსა და მასთან დაკავშირებულ ამბებს. პოდკასტის მასპინძლები დიდ ბრიტანეთში ცხოვრობენ, სტუმრები კი მსოფლიოს სხვადასხვა ქვეყნიდან არიან მოწვეული. ყოველი მხრიდან, სადაც ფოლკლორის მოყვარულებს ქართულ ჰარმონიებთან აქვთ შეხება

5 Star Apple Review – Fascinating & beautiful podcast

“This is such an interesting podcast, featuring beautiful voices, stories and songs from Georgia. Full of emotion, heart and wonderful music. I had no knowledge of this topic before listening, but love hearing from the people, teachers and singers of these traditional songs – a hidden gem of the world. bee_franz 12.12.2020

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In Person Events UK

JOURNEY OF GEORGIAN SONGS – Ensemble Stumrebi & Voices of the Ancestors Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, storytelling and merriment at the Willow Globe outdoor theatre nr Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, UK. Saturday July 9, 19:00 – 21:00 Tickets: Adults £12, U16s £6, Family ticket £30


Pitchfolk Weekend Somerset  A weekend of workshops of songs from around the world including Anthony Johnston, leader of Borjghali Bristol Georgian Choir, teaching Georgian songs. July 15 -17, Tickets: Weekend Pass £120

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