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The podcast exploring Georgian polyphonic songs, and the women who sing them. Hosted by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson.

Voices of the Ancestors Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson

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The podcast exploring Georgian polyphonic songs, and the women who sing them. Hosted by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson.

    3. Healing Songs and Circle Dances with Nino Naneishvili

    3. Healing Songs and Circle Dances with Nino Naneishvili

    "It's one of the most valuable feelings, when your ancestor, your old generation hears his own songs. And when you perform it in your variation, improvisation and when they are happy. It's I think the biggest gift a performer can feel."
    Nino Naneishvili, ethnomusicologist and musical director of women's ensemble Ialoni (https://ialoni.com/en/) tells us how she collected a healing song from a tiger and adapted it into her own style.
    Voices of the Ancestors by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson.
    For more information, and to see the transcript of this episode, visit https://voicesoftheancestors.co.uk
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    Music used:
    Rachuli batonebi by Shalva Aslanishvili, collected in 1950 (http://www.alazani.ge/base/shalva_aslanishvili/Aslanishvilis_koleqcia_-_Batonebo_Racha.mp3 )
    Rachuli batonebi by Ialoni
    Ia Patonepi by Vepkhia Antia (recorded by Nino Razmadze)
    Ia Patonepi by Ialoni (https://ialoni.bandcamp.com/)

    • 23 min
    2. Shepherds and Bear Prints with Jenny Barrett

    2. Shepherds and Bear Prints with Jenny Barrett

    Ever wondered what the difference between a city song and folk song is? Or how songs vary through the different regions of Georgia? Jenny, singer with choirs Maspindzeli and Chela in the UK, takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Georgian singing, while telling tales of traveling in Tusheti and Svaneti and hosting Gigi Garakanidze in the UK.

    Voices of the Ancestors by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson.
    For more information, and to see the transcript of this episode, visit https://voicesoftheancestors.co.uk/
    Music: Makharia by Ialoni, Khorumi by Sakhioba, Veengara by Mtiebi, Veengara, Ilias Nana and Dzlier Stiroda by Maspindzeli, Ia Patonepi by Mzetamze, Tsmindao Ghmerto by Ana Chamgeliani, Madona Chamgeliani and Levan Bitarovi, Gazapkhuli by Kimilia.

    • 34 min
    1. Connection and Isolation with Jen Morris

    1. Connection and Isolation with Jen Morris

    Seattle Georgian singer Jen Morris speaks about her experience of lockdown, and how she has found community through fellow Georgian singers around the world.
    Voices of the Ancestors by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson.
    For more information, and to see the transcript of this episode, visit voicesoftheancestors.co.uk.
    Music: Makharia by Ialoni, Khorumi by Sakhioba, Bindisperia Sopeli by Zedashe, Veengara by Mtiebi, Dideba Chvens Shekrebasa by Zoe Perret and Sakhioba.
    With thanks to Johnny Fill, Teo Lomsadze, Phil Thompson, Hazel Thompson, Nino Razmadze and Jen Morris.

    • 33 min
    Prelude

    Prelude

    What is an ancestor? What is a podcast? Why are you listening to this? These questions may or may not be answered as Susan and Holly have a playful, spontaneous, unscripted chat about their hopes for the project.
    Seattle Georgian singer Jen Morris speaks about her experience of lockdown, and how she has found community through fellow Georgian singers around the world.
    Voices of the Ancestors by Holly Taylor-Zuntz and Susan Thompson.
    For more information, and to see the transcript of this episode, visit voicesoftheancestors.co.uk
    Music: Makharia by Ialoni, Veengara by Mtiebi.
    With thanks to Johnny Fill, Teo Lomsadze, Phil Thompson, Hazel Thompson, Nino Razmadze and Jen Morris.

    • 12 min
    Voices of the Ancestors - Podcast Trailer

    Voices of the Ancestors - Podcast Trailer

    The podcast about Georgian polyphonic songs and the women who sing them. Launching 21st October 2020 at the International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony in Tbilisi Georgia.

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Claire WB of OSA ,

Really interesting

I have done a little polyphonic singing but you don’t need to know what it is or be an expert to enjoy these chats. Well done

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