Hamlet Gonashvili – Orovela

While there was a short “gregorian chant” hype in “the west”, Georgians were singing in their style for a long time.

(I came over this song while listening to “Musik für einen Gast: Henry Hohmann, Transaktivist” on Radio SRF 2)

This is a beautiful song about plowing. Hamlet Gonashvili performed many more wonderful songs of that kind and there’s lots more by other Georgian artists. But Georgian “tradition” is not limited to this kind of music. There are other, different beautiful styles. And to the east of Georgia (საქართველო) there’s Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) with its own unique music. Maybe I dig some out and post it here as well.


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