Collection : Table songs of Kakheti [vidéo]

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Title
Table songs of Kakheti [vidéo]
Depositor / contributor
Zemp, Hugo
Document status
Published
Description
Résumé :

At the foot of the Caucasus, the Kakheti province of eastern Georgia is famous for its wine and its polyphonic songs. Banquets with their alternation of ritualized toasts and collective singing are considered by Georgians as a major component of national identity. Verbal art and musical art are bound together in a unique way.

Table songs of Kakheti have two ornamented solo voices - occasionally one melodic voice - while the choir sings the drone, a sustained tone in the bass. Thanks to CDs and international tours by folk groups, lovers of Georgian polyphony from abroad appreciate this specific repertoire. However, this film reveals the performance of these songs in the traditional context of banquets (supra), under the presidencies of toastmasters (tamada).

Georgian banquets conventionally are the prerogative of men. Mastersinger Andro Simashvili, known as Andro Papa, leads his friends at a classical men's banquet. On the other hand, renowned female singer Leila Legashvili is the toastmaster at a women's banquet, where Andro Simashvili is an honored guest. Long songs and elaborate toasts are shown in their integrality, revealing important insights into Georgian cultural values.

Extra Feature:
Hymn of New Spring Branches (Himni Gazapkhulis Rtotha) by Leila Legashvili (4 min)
Recording period
Year published
2016
Access type
metadata
Corpus
Zemp, films édités [en cours de traitement]

Geographic and cultural informations

States / nations
Géorgie
Populations / social groups

Legal notices

Recordist
Lomidze Nona ; Zemp, Hugo
Publisher
Documentary Educational Resources, Watertown, Etats-Unis
Bibliographic references
Tsitsisvili, Nino (2006) "A Man Can Sing and Play Better than a Woman", Ethnomusicology, 50(3)
Legal rights
Restreint

Archiving data

Code
CNRSMH_E_2017_090_001
Mode of acquisition
Don
Copy type
principal
Collection status
original
Comments
Last modification
June 26, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Conservation site
CREM

Technical data

Media type
Vidéo
Collection size
0 bytes
Number of components (medium / piece)
1
Number of items
1
Original format
Disque compact (CD)

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Items

Title Digitized Recordist Location Year of recording Code
[à renseigner] Géorgie CNRSMH_E_2017_090_001_001