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About this Album
Described by the New York Times as “spirited and pungent,” this album features the singing of the all-male Georgian Rustavi Choir, which was founded with the purpose of uniting in performance the varied traditions of Georgian folk music. The Seattle Times praised the album's “emotional depth and great diversity."
The Rustavi Ensemble
Anzor Erkomaishvili, Artistic Director
Tariel Onashvili, Badri Toidze, Saliver Vadachkoria, Ramin Mikaberidze, Geno Mujiri, Nugzar Gelashvili, Boris Sordia, Amiran Moliadze, Bondo Gugava, Lado Tandilashvili, Zurab Ninua, Tristan Sikiharulidze
Compiled in Tbilisi, Georgia, by Ted Levin and Anzor Ekomaishvili, from original recordings by Melodiya Records, 1981 and 1988
Cover art by Melanie Marder Parks