|Voice Polyphoniques - Tantidhatri|
|by Giuseppe & Maria|
|Friday, 23 March 2012|
On 13th at Cripa the Voice Polyphoniques, a vocal women group made by Brigitte Cirla, Tania Zolty and Marianne Suner, has performed Black Sea Songs in Georgian, English and French. The concert is a tribute to Edisher Garakanidse, singer, ethno-musicologist and founder of the group Mtiebi from Georgia. He taught at the music conservatoire in Tbilisi where he was a colleague of Nato Zumbadze and post graduate tutor to Nana Kalandadze, who worked with Brigitte Cirla and Helen Chadwick on the first edition of this Black Sea concert.
They all joined him on many fieldwork trips to meet singers and record songs in the different regions of Georgia. Edish came regularly to England and France to run workshops and to perform. In 1998 Edisher died in a car accident. The meeting of artists from France, Georgia and England is in homage to his spirit. He used to say : Singing is just an excuse for meeting ourselves. -www.voixpolyphoniques.org-http://tantidhatrifestival.blogspot.in