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The Ashigs, Ashiks, Ashiqs of Algeti

December 18, 2012


[I wanted to post something about the work I have been doing outside of teaching with TLG but please keep in mind that I did this with fellow volunteers and I received some invaluable contacts from other volunteers within TLG that made the project possible] Anna Harbaugh (my girlfriend and a speaker of Russian), Stefan Williamson-Fa (my […]

The International Symposium of Polyphonic Music and the music of your region

September 21, 2012


A Georgian acquaintance recently said to me: ” In Georgia there are three important things: singing, dancing, and drinking”. A symposium coming up on September 24th will be focusing on the first of the three, more specifically “polyphonic singing.” The conference will be held Monday through Friday with lectures from international scholars as well as performances by both […]