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Ensemble Odila
Traditional Songs from a Georgian Village (Face Music)

The 5 singers come from one single village, Kitskhi in the Imereti region in West Georgia. The recorded songs belong to the local folklore; just a few can be found in the repertoire of other ensembles. Odila performs in the traditional manner: The first and second voice (which often introduces the song) is executed by a soloist, the third voice (bani in Georgian) normally by the group of the other singers in unison, in some cases also by a soloist. Some songs are accompanied by Chonguri (stringed instrument) and doli (drum).

Odila - a field song
Hei, adila… - a table song

Notes on the songs


More info:
Members of Odila are:
- Suliko (Silovan) Tsimakuridze (*born 1929), founder and director
- Yuza Beradze (*1939)
- Omar Kvarakakhidze (*1945)
- Dimitri Giorgadze (*1938), plays the tambour Doli.
- Nodar Beradze (*1932)
- Yuri Chkhikvadze (*1941)
- Recorded and mixed in the studio of the “Old Philharmony Jansugh Kakhidze”, Tbilissi, October 16th, 2005, by Misha Kilosanidze.

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