Hailing from the Republic of Georgia, the Zedashe Ensemble presents a concert of traditional Georgian music, both secular and sacred, featuring the (ancient) haunting three-part harmony unique to the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. While touring both internationally and domestically, Zedashe has maintained an intimate and familial presentation of Georgian polyphony that separates them from other Georgian ensembles. Accompanied by traditional Georgian instruments and two virtuosic dancers, the ten-person ensemble promises to transport you from the crags of the Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti to the shores of the Black Sea in Adjara to the vineyards of Kakheti. Their songs reflect a range of rituals, from grape harvesting to the teaching of martial arts, to hymns from the Georgian Orthodox service. In addition to the collection and preservation of songs, Zedashe is also dedicated to documenting the context in which the songs were traditionally sung and maintaining the threads which bound song and dance to every-day life.
Nile Hall in Preservation Park (View)
668 13th St.
Oakland , CA 94612