Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Memories of Svaneti

I recently came across this BBC production on Georgia, focusing mostly on Svanetian polyphany. This music is not for everybody, but it sure works for me--and it makes me yearn to go back one day. Once I can afford to travel again, a return to Georgia has moved to the top of my list.

1 comment:

Tannen said...

What a documentary! One of my favourite CDs is that of the Rustavi Choir.

Not sure if this kind of polyphony is just a Svan phenomenon. Maybe a Caucasian one. I came across this fascinating clip while back:

not as restrained but the type of polyphonic singing is quite similar.