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

September 21, 2012 by


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 […]

Like Family

February 24, 2012 by


I have now been in Georgia for over a month.  I’ve been integrating well with my host family (who is really awesome).  I have two host brothers aged 14 and 17, my host parents and grandmother.  My eldest brother speaks pretty decent English, and the younger one usually understands me but he is very shy […]