Monday, January 24, 2011

"A Renaissance in Georgia"

I have decided that during 2011--if nothing else--this blog will be somewhat Georgia-centric. In that light, here is another good article on the revival of Georgian chant, and the overall renaissance of Georgian culture. The writer recounts the incredible conservation and preservation by Ekvtime Kereselidze during the early Soviet decades, that alone makes the current enthusiasm even possible. She also interviews my friend, John Graham. From here on, I think I can now start referring to him as "noted musicologist John Graham." Anyway, the article is a satisfying read for all Georgiaphiles out there.


CG said...

Thank you very much for this link, John.
I'm booked to go on John G's Georgian monastery tour in June, and very much looking forward to getting to know Georgia and especially to hearing this form of chant.

John said...

CG, that's great news! You are in for a grand adventure. If you heard about the monastery tour here, be sure and let John know. Give him my regards, as well as Luarsab and Shergil. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing about it all once you return.