In this section we are gathering together resources we have found helpful in our exploration of Georgian polyphonic songs, and the women who sing them. If you would like your resources or ensemble to be featured here please contact us.
Susan and Holly give thanks, appreciation and gratitude to the team at IRCTP for their dedication to the study of Traditional Georgian Polyphony. (And for offering their resources to host the podcast launch in October 2020.)
International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony Tbilisi, Georgia. Current information from the IRCTP can be found on their Facebook page and YouTube. International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony.
99 Georgian Songs A collection of traditional folk, church and urban songs from Georgia. Introduced by Edisher Garakanidze. Song notes and translations by Joseph Jordania. Edited by Joan Mills at the Centre for Performance Research assisted by colleagues, friends and family members of Edisher Garakanidze. Listen to Joan Mills in Episode 7.
The Georgian Feast:The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia by Dara Goldstein. Mentioned in Episode 7 with Joan Mills.
Songbook Georgia / Liederbuch Georgien: Georgia’s World Cultural Heritage / Georgiens Weltkulturerbe by Tamar Buadze (Author), Imke McMurtrie (Author). This Songbook of Georgia, which focuses on the female repetoire of traditional songs, is the product of two singers and music ethnologists who have been working together for many years: Tamar Buadze (Georgia) and Imke McMurtrie (Germany).
Resources: Websites for Folk Related Organisations, Festivals and Places
Art Gene Festival annual festival in Tbilisi and the regions. Art Gene Group NGO “Union of Art Gene”, whose main aim is to promote Georgia’s traditional folk culture.
Folklore Centre on Audiomack
GeorgianChant.org a face book group devoted to Georgian Chant, a Resource for the Study of Georgian Liturgical Music.
Georgian Chant a website resource for the study and performance of Georgian Orthodox liturgical chant.
Ts’utisopeli A project dedicated to the conservation and dissemination of songs from villages in Eastern Georgia. You are invited to explore over 70 musician profiles and 400 songs on this site.
Resources: Female & Mixed Ensembles in Georgia
Gogochuri Sisters დები გოგოჭურები
Kolkhuri trio კოლხური ტრიო
Turtachela ახალგაზრდული გუნდი თუთარჩელა
Resources: Choirs UK
Maspindzeli მასპინძელი based in Central London, UK.
Chela and Buska based in Cambridge, UK
Borjaghali ბორჯღალი based in Bristol, UK
K’ak’ali ‘Walnuts’ based in Wales