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Caucasus Georgian music workshop with Malkhaz Erkvanidze, November 16-18

Location: Illinois, USA
A weekend workshop with special emphasis on Caucasus Georgian repertoire and technique, Friday evening-Sunday afternoon November 16-18. The residential workshop will take place at the Shaker Mill Farm Inn in the Berkshire hills near Tanglewood, outside the town of Canaan, NY. Led by Malkhaz Erkvanidze from Tbilisi, Georgia, a world authority of Georgian polyphony who will be in the US at the end of a three-week tour with Sakhioba Folk Ensemble; John Graham, specialist in Georgian chant and doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at Princeton University; and Patty Cuyler, co-director of Vermont-based Village Harmony. The weekend will emphasize Georgian music, but participants will also have the opportunity to learn choral arrangements from other traditions (including South African, Corsican, American shape-note).