[World Music Workshop]
Iberi Choir(Georgia)

[World Music Workshop]
Iberi Choir(Georgia)

Oct.03(Thu)(17:00, Yeonji Madang)

All Free

Performance presentation
[World Music Workshop]

Time to Communicate with Foreign Musicians through Music

Opportunity to enjoy world music genres in person which are usually difficult to approach. The audience and musicians on the stage becomes one through music beyond their nationalities. You can get kind explanations about unfamiliar music and instruments of other countries.

In ancient times, the country of Georgia was called Iberia; the vocal ensemble IBERI honors its homeland’s historic traditions in their songs. IBERI sings work songs, carols, hymns, church chorals, historical ballads, and a host of treasures from the pre-Christian era with gripping intensity and virtuosity. Clad in their trademark black coats and boots, the musicians’ iconic brand of polyphonic singing features blocks of unconventional improvised harmonies with wild stratospheric falsetto tones floating above sepulchral bass notes. Drama, ecstasy, and tenderness are at the core of every note IIBERI sings. Apart from singing IBERI incorporates elements of dance and traditional instruments into its concerts.

These songs are so beautiful. They were launched into space on Voyager 2’s golden record and declared as an intangible cultural treasure by UNESCO.

Since their debut in 2012 IBERI has performed at significant festivals, like WOMEX and globalFEST and at numerous festivals around the world from the USA to Malaysia.

▣ Homepage: http://www.iberi.ge/


Cooperation with National Gukak Centre and HwaEom Spiritual Music Ritual