Let’s call it a personal rite of springtime. Along side those very very first hot days that are sunny we also look ahead to engaging because of the bigger globe in concerts at many of our region’s universities and concert halls.
In 2010, my first focus falls on Toronto’s award-winning vocal and instrumental trio Zari, which works April 25 during the small jewel of downtown venues, Musideum. Consists of Shalva Makharashvili, Andrea Kuzmich and Reid Robins, Zari (meaning “bell” in Georgian) draws in the rich repertoire that is regional of polyphonic tracks associated with Republic of Georgia. Standing in the crossroads of European countries and Asia, their ancient nation is known as Sakartvelo by Georgians.
Declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001, Georgian vocal polyphony, having its close harmonies and untempered scales, is described as three-part singing in a number of regional designs. The tracks add the haunting melismatic melodies regarding the Eastern provinces, to your crazy, explosive counterpoint associated with western. Additionally they include more modern intimate ballads that are urban.
Like a number of other groups I’ve highlighted in this line who possess musical affiliations to a different right an element of the globe, Zari ended up being built in Toronto. Read More “Toronto to Tbilisi: Zari Trio Keeps the Song Alive”