Georgian polyphonic folk music is rich and diverse. Each region of Georgia formed and refined its own cultural characteristics over the centuries, creating many different genres. Polyphony is the main feature of Georgian musical folklore. Each voice participating in the song has its own unique function. If the vast majority of Georgian folk songs are made up of three voices, one can also find one-, two-, three- and four-voiced songs. Traditional songs were an integral part of village life. Every key moment in life, every action – work, marriage, religious ritual, illness, death – was accompanied by the appropriate music or song.
In this course, you will learn various Georgian polyphonic songs from different regions and genres. Those will mostly be sung a cappella and sometimes accompanied by traditional instruments. In the process, you will learn about the context in which these songs were born and sung and slowly discover more about the history, geography and culture of Georgia. You don’t need any musical knowledge, all levels are welcome!
Nino Rekhviashvili is a Georgian traditional singer and multi-instrumentalist. A member of the pioneering female ensembles Ialoni (2014-2020) and Margaliti (since 2020), she studied traditional Georgian singing, folk instruments, church singing and choir directing at university. She has recorded several albums and given numerous singing masterclasses for various audiences, both in Georgia and abroad.
Inscriptions open on August 7 2023!
Come and discover this course during the free session on Wednesday 20 September 2023, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Collective course (10 cours/cycle)
Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
If necessary the teacher can change the calendar in consultation with the students.
€ 165,00 – € 415,00