Georgian Folk Music - Kelaptari - Orovela
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This is one of Georgian folk songs called "Orovela" and it was performed during some field work. The ensemble: Kelaptari, the soloist: Ana Bajiashvili
Georgian national music is very old and one of the uniques in the world.
Georgian folk music possesses what is the oldest tradition of polyphonic music in the world, predating the introduction of Christianity.
Scales used in traditional Georgian music have, like most European scales, octaves divided into seven tones (eight including the octave), but the spacing of the tones is different. As with most traditional systems of tuning, traditional Georgian folk music uses a just perfect fifth. Between the unison and the fifth, however, come three evenly-spaced notes, producing a compressed (compared to most European music) major second, a neutral third, and a stretched perfect fourth. Likewise, between the fifth and the octave come two evenly-spaced notes, producing a compressed major sixth and a stretched minor seventh. This system of tuning renders thirds as the most consonant interval after fifths, which resulted in the third being treated as a stable interval in Georgia long before it acquired that status in Western music.
Some consider the Georgian scale a "quintave system" (as opposed to the octave-repeating "octave system"). Due to the neutral tuning within the quintave system, the eighth degree or octave is slightly widened, which often results in a rise in pitch from the beginning of a song to the end.
Because of the influence of the Western music and its different system of tuning, present-day performances of Georgian folk music often employ Western tuning, bringing the seconds, fourths, sixths, and sevenths, and sometimes the thirds as well, closer to where they would lie in a Western scale.
FOR MORE INFO SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Georgia
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- I believe it means happy birthday or something along those lines.
- La profonda bellezza e la spiritualità che ispira questo canto é grande. La voce dell'anima (la musica) parla direttamente al cuore superando ogni ostacolo e ogni differenza culturale o di bandiera. La musica é la voce di Dio: E' l'unica arte eterea e impalpabile che entra direttamente nel nostro spirito. Le tradizioni folkloriche e popolari della Georgia mi ricorda molto il folklore corso (Corsica). Un fraterno abbraccio alle tradizioni di questo popolo.
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- Thank you very much! :)
- Ana Bajiashvili
- First Georgian Kingdom was Colchis 3700-3800 years ago, but Proto-Georgian nation was inhabiting Caucasus from sea Azov to Zakatala and from Sokhumi to Batumi and Trabzon. there are few words in Georgian language which was adopted from Akadians, Sumerians (Sumerians corns is in Caucasus) and others. Georgian language was formed 8000-7000 years ago, alphabet in 3'd BC from Greek Alphabet.
Georgia sent lots of empires into hell, but nobody could destroy this Country.
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- Horovel is also an important style in Armenian musical tradition.
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after fall of Jerusalem huge number of hebrews come to Georgia, in Tao klarjeti, there was 7 brothers from Davitic line, after 400-500 years they become a Kings of Georgia and formed the longest Royal house of Europe. in 5th century they were named Bagrationi and this Royal house is still the main Royal house of Georgia.
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