It is truly a shame that such a treasure like Sayat-Nova, whose works were written in Armenian, Azeri, Georgian and Russia has been turned into a tool for nationalism.
Kamyar Jarahzadeh writes a wonderful article on the legendary band here for Ajam Media Collective.
The Male Choir of the China People’s Armed Police are a revelation to me. They have the same power as the old Red Army Choir, and the same ability to make some lovely music choices. This piece, Suliko, is a Georgian folk tune.
The last post of the day, provided by The Basiani Ensemble. A peaceful and quiet Christmas to all.
No need to comment on this group. Just let the music envelop you.
This is one of those songs I’ve searched for on Youtube for years, having no luck in ever finding a copy of it. Today, after digging through my own personal archives, I found this gorgeous track, which is apparently a folk song of some note in Georgia, even appearing in films.
To find this version, order the CD here from Wergo Records.