Join the Center for World Muisc 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. Their energy and dedication to the folk tradition will warm you over.
The Chamgeliani Sisters will sing a repertoire of songs from their native village of Lakhushdi (Upper Svaneti). Accompanied by the chuniri, a banjo-sized three-stringed bowed viol, Ana and Madona weave the tales of their mountainous region known for its beautiful landscape and unique medieval towers.
The evening will start in the sanctuary of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 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!
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church
3025 Denver Street
San Diego, CA 92117
Apr 13, 2019
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Concert starts in the church. Following intermission the music will continue in the social hall.
$25 per ticket + $2 online processing fee
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