Audio & Video


I. Field recordings by me and my colleagues in Georgia
a. Video clips from fieldwork in Georgia, from the Facebook page of the Ilia Uni Laboratory of Visual Anthropology and Local History (director: Prof Paata Bukhrashvili)

i. The cult of St George in Svaneti. Paata Bukhrashvili and Kevin Tuite, produced for Georgian TV by Rusudan Dzneladze (October 2014, in Georgian)
ii. Svaneti, July 2015. Hymn and presentation of banners in honor of St George (Jgëræg Lichanish), village Adishi
iii. Departure of the masked carnival performers, Berikaoba festival, village Patara Chailuri, March 2006 (photos here).
iv. Khevsureti, July 2001. Invocation by a "soul priest" (sulis khutesi) at a funeral banquet in the village Atabe. (On the verbal art of Khevsur shrine priests, see this text)
v. Pshavi, Atengenoba festival, July 1997. Elderly woman performing traditional dance (On the mid-summer festivals in the Northeast Georgian highlands, see this text).

b. Performances of the Iavnana chant in eastern Georgia
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i. Iori Valley, June 2004.
Round-dance (perxuli) performed by women from Kakheti (eastern Georgia) at the shrine of Tamar in the Iori Valley, 16 July 2004 (.mov format).
ii. Nek'resi, Christmas festival (6 January 2006)
iii. Alaverdoba, September 1997. Performance by women from Matani.
"Iavnana" sung by women outside the cathedral at Alaverdi (eastern Georgia), on the eve of the festival of Alaverdoba, 27 September 1997 (.mov format; 3.8 MB — NB: The recording was made late at night by candlelight, therefore the images are very dark. For more about the contexts in which this and the preceding videos were recorded, download this paper, in PDF format)

c. LA PRÉSENTATION DES NOUVEAUX MEMBRES DU CLAN AU SANCTUAIRE (Pshavi, Géorgie, 1997).

d. Musique kisti (tchétchène) de la vallée de Pankisi, enregistrée à Duisi, en juillet 1997.


II. FIELD RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS BY OTHER RESEARCHERS, AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

a. Videos by the musicologist Hugo Zemp
Svaneti: Saint George Festival in Hadishi (1991)
Svaneti: Rehearsal of the "Riho" Ensemble (1991)

Svaneti: A Wedding in Nakhra (1991)

b. Kaukasologie -- YouTube channel of the Caucasus Studies program at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena (videos by  Elguja Dadunashvili & others)
Lipanal - the last-winter festival in honor of the souls of departed ancestors, in the Svan village Lakhushdi. Video with German subtitles by Elguja Dadunashvili and Madona Chamgeliani (2007-2008)