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Ensemble Basiani

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Krannert Center, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Nov 1, 2016   7:30 pm  
Cost
$10-33
Contact
Krannert Center Ticket Office
E-Mail
comments@krannertcenter.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6280
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Originating Calendar
Krannert Center
FOELLINGER GREAT HALL
 
 
The crowning jewel of the country of Georgia's rich musical tradition is men's three-part singing, and the premier practitioners of this art are the members of Ensemble Basiani. Under the auspices of the Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir, these singers—many of whom were raised in families of traditional musicians—perform songs of work, celebration, worship, and more, with extraordinary vocal technique, striking harmonies, and powerful tone. This Georgian singing style that has infused and informed community life for over 1,000 years, yet sounds amazingly modern, has been proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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