Georgian Folk Singing: A Workshop for Anyone who Likes to Sing


$10-$30 Suggested Donation

Georgian folk music is a living yet ancient tradition. Most songs, both sacred and secular, are sung unaccompanied in three-part harmony, symbolically associated with the Trinity. Unlike western music, the Georgian scale is based on the fifth rather than the octave. There are considerable regional differences in singing styles, and some songs, particularly from the
Caucasus Mountains in the north of the country, are known to date from pre-Christian times.

Poughkeepsie native Carl Linich has been a scholar, teacher, and performer of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing since 1990, and is a member of Trio Kavkasia. After being introduced to Georgianvocal polyphony through the Hudson Valley’s own Kartuli Ensemble, Carl eventually went on to live inGeorgia for about 10 years. He speaks fluent Georgian and has led numerous singing tours in Georgia since2001, as well as many workshops in North America and elsewhere. Carl has toured with the Vermont based Northern Harmony ensemble and has been leading summer singing camps for Village Harmony since 2000. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City, the Bard College Georgian Vocal Ensemble, and sings in a family trio with his two
young sons. www.kavkasia.org.

Please Register HERE  or call 518 567-5123