Kolkheti Ensemble

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The music and dance traditions of Soviet Georgia have been preserved through the performances and recordings of the Kolkheti Ensemble. Attracting attention since 1987, when they won first prize in an…
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The music and dance traditions of Soviet Georgia have been preserved through the performances and recordings of the Kolkheti Ensemble. Attracting attention since 1987, when they won first prize in an international festival of folklore in Austria, the Shavtvala Gogona-led group showcases the diversity of Georgian culture. In addition to singing traditional songs, the ensemble displays a mastery of traditional dances including heroic tiptoe male dances, virtuoso warrior dances, and graceful women's dances.