[Music/Culture] The Bard of the Caucasus: Armenian, Azeri, and Georgian Legacies of Sayat-Nova

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.

[Video] Ensemble Mtiebi – Zamtaria (from Soinari: Folk Music From Georgia Today)

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.