:: Title :: Kalos Khelkhvavi (The Abundance)
:: Genre :: work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified men [vocal]
:: 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 16 (00:02:07)
:: 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 - Alan Lomax recorded this at a banquet from a record. It is a work song from Guria sung by three Gurian males. It is sung while husking corn in the field on the corn floor. With respect to choral groups in Guria women sing to the accompaniment of the chonguri - they are solo songs in two voices and all male choruses sing in three voices save for some work songs called naduri, which are sung in four voices. Alan notes, "lovely recording ruined by talking over the song." [Source: Tape notes]
:: Collection :: Soviet Union 1964



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