:: Title :: Khorumi
:: Genre :: instrumental, military dance
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Garuchava, Grigol (m) [chonguri]
:: Setting :: A banquet given in Alan Lomax's honor
:: Location :: Sidili (Eastern Georgia), Georgia (unspecified) (Georgia)
:: Language :: Georgian
:: Culture :: Caucasian, Georgian
:: Session :: Georgian III 8/64
:: Date :: 08/1964
:: Reference Information :: T1719.0, Track 14 (00:02:27)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - These recordings were made by Alan Lomax at Sidili, Eastern Georgia, recorded at 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 IPS. They contain speeches, recitations, and songs at a banquet given in his honor. The last recordings are dubbed from records played for Alan by his Georgian hosts. [Source: Tape notes]
2 - Lomax noted that the songs were very much like those found in Liguria. "For Georgian titles - look on boxes - explanatory announcement in Russian." [Source: Tape notes]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Chonguri (four string lute) - played national dance - 5/8 rhythm - dance is very popular - called a military dance because it related a military action. The performer is a well known professional folk singer and player on the chonguri, from West Georgia. [Source: Tape notes]
0 - Khorumi is a very popular dance in Georgia. It dates back to the heroic war against the conquering armies of the Turks, Mongolians, and other nations.
:: Collection :: Soviet Union 1964

 

 

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