Samantha St. Pierre 4 p.m., May 23
Traditional Georgian Polyphonic Singing
Join the Center for World Music in welcoming Ensemble Adilei and the Chamgeliani Sisters from the Republic of Georgia. This very special evening will introduce you to the sacred and secular spaces of one of the oldest polyphonic singing traditions in Europe. Ensemble Adilei will impress you with their vocal prowess and technical skills in k’rimanch’uli, a yodeling technique from the western part of the country. The evening will start in the sanctuary, as a setting appropriate to the sacred music that will be offered in this portion of the program. Following intermission, we will gather again, this time inside the social hall for light refreshments and folk songs extolling the virtues of the homeland, long life, and love, among other themes. The repertoire may also include dance songs and lullabies. Although the setting is in a church, there will be no service. The program is open to all, and all are welcome to attend. Traditional Georgian polyphonic singing is identified as one of the world’s threatened musical traditions on a UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Don’t miss this very rare chance to hear it.
- When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Cost: $25