Ancient Polyphonic Chants From Georgia

by Zedashe

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Seventeen sacred chants from Georgia, recorded by Ensemble Zedashe.

Since separating from the USSR, Georgia's history has been a turbulent one. During times of war and great poverty, these ancient three-part chants (which date back to the 11th century) were resurrected from the ashes. Zedashe members began to study Georgian chanting at Bodbe Monastery — where Georgia's Christian illuminatrix, St. Nino, is buried — in 1993

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released July 14, 2012

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Zedashe Sighnaghi, Georgia

Zedashe Ensemble is a vocal and dance group based in the eastern medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi, Caucasus Georgia. Directed by Ketevan Mindorashvili, the ensemble was founded in the mid-1990’s to sing polyphonic chants, unique to Georgia, that were largely lost during the Communist era. ... more

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