Musical tour in Georgia: Samtskhe-Javakheti, Adjara, Guria Jul 15 – Jul 29 - Georgian Polyphony

Musical tour in Georgia: Samtskhe-Javakheti, Adjara, Guria Jul 15 – Jul 29

During the tour you will:

  • Have unique opportunities to explore Georgian ancient polyphonic treasure and enrich your musical ear as well as musical taste and experience.
  • Taste Georgian distinguished wine which has 8000 years of history and tradition.
  • Discover Georgia’s astonishing, diverse landscapes and authentic rural areas and hospitable local people.
  • Have time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of Georgian rural life

Musical masterclasses are available for beginners as well as advanced singers.

Optional Advanced Level: For those interested in studying the Georgian Musical System and Georgian Singing/Chanting Styles in greater depth.

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Musical part of the tour:

  • Workshops and masterclasses every day for 4-5 hours
  • Learning Georgian folk and sacred songs
  • Dancing folk dances
  • Practice playing Georgian folk instruments
  • Meeting local masters

Instructor – folk music expert Malkhaz Erkvanidze

Learning method – by ear

Cultural part of the tour:

  • Excursions to local historical sites
  • Exploring mountainous villages and picnics in nature
  • Cooking and tasting amazing local wine
  • Georgian style feasts – “Supra”

Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti (5 nights)

Aspindza is located in Samtskhe-Javakheti region, it is the municipality center and has the status of the small town since the 1961 year. It is situated in the east side of the Akhaltsikhe valley, at the right bank of the river Mtkvari, in 34 km to the south-east from the city of Akhaltsikhe. There is administrative, cultural, educational, healthcare facilities, historical sites dated XI-XII centuries and several processing facilities. Aspindza is a balneological resort of local importance due to the thermal waters in the area.

Activities in Aspindza:

Daily singing workshops

Daily sightseeing: local monasteries, churches and castles

Adjara, Merisi (2 Nights)

Merisi is a mountain village in  the Adjara region in East Georgia and stands at an altitude of aproximately 650 metres above sea level. The mountains surrounding Merisi are lush green making Merisi it an ideal location for visitors who enjoy the outdoors. The locals are used to receiving guests especially those who come to learn about Adjarian folk music and traditions. Our accomodation in Merisi will be provided by a local singing family who are well known across the globe for their singing and hospitality.

Activities in Merisi:

Daily workshops with local masters

Dinner feasts

Wandering through nature

Bukistsikhe, Guria(8 Nights)

 Bukistsikhe is a village in the Guria region in western Georgia. The region is diverse with mountains, valleys and rivers and is bordered by the eastern end of the black sea, making Guria an ideal location for those who enjoy the sea as well as mountains. Accommodation in Guria will again be provided by local families who are used to receiving guests, especially those who come to learn their world-renowned traditional music form the Local Teacher, our Instructor for the camp, Malkhaz Erkvanidze.

Activities in Bukistsikhe:

Daily singing and dancing workshops

Picnics in the nature

Distilling vodka

Making local dishes and snacks together

Fishing

Swimming in the river

Final feast and concert

The tour cost includes all local transportations, three meals of local healthy food daily, musical masterclasses and all the other activities.

*Please note that this is a cultural, rural tour, thus all the accommodations are provided either in local guesthouses or family homes. At the locations there are shared bathrooms.

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