Project presentation at Tbilisi State Conservatory

22 December 2021

On December 21, in the small hall of Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory, a presentation of the project envisaged by the Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2020 between Caucasus University, Georgian National University (SEU) and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University was held.


Within the framework of the project, which aimed at publishing unique expedition records of traditional music preserved at the Tbilisi State Conservatory - audio and video archive materials, 2 different language editions were prepared:


IN SEARCH OF LOST THINGS - VALERIAN MAGHRADZE’S EXPEDITION AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM MESKHETI - The edition was prepared by the International Center for the Study of Traditional Polyphony.


The audio disc with the attached booklet " EXPEDITION AUDIO RECORDINGS OF GEORGIAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC - GRIGOL CHKHIKVADZE  " - combines records of ethnomusicological expeditions from 1940 to 1970.


During the event, the President of Caucasus University, Dr. Kakha Shengelia, addressed the audience and spoke about the importance of the project. Rector of the Conservatory - Nana Sharikadze and Rector of the Georgian National University - Gia Kavtelishvili also addressed the audience. 


Within the framework of the event, a short address by the compilers of the publications and a small concert of Georgian folk music were held.