Zedashe Concert At The Cedar

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The final concert in the Twin Cities before continuing their U.S. Tour, the Zedashe Ensemble presents folk music and dance from the Republic of Georgia. Be dazzled by traditional Georgian music featuring the ancient, powerful, and unexpected harmonies unique to this small country. Accompanied by traditional Georgian instruments and virtuosic dancers, the nine-person ensemble will transport you from the crags of the Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti to the shores of the Black Sea in Adjara to the vineyards of Kakheti. Their songs reflect a range of rituals, from grape harvesting to the teaching of martial arts, to hymns from the Georgian Orthodox service.

Tickets are $20 at the door; $18 in advance through theCedar.org.

Other concerts and events:
Wednesday, Sept. 9 - Concert of Sacred Music, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, NE Minneapolis
Friday, Sept. 11 - Dance Workshop, Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Choral Workshop, St. Mary's Cathedral, Minneapolis
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Concert of Music and Dance, Sundin Hall, Hamline University, St.Paul

See Zedashe in Minnesota 2015 Tour for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/631639506973640/

THE ZEDASHE ENSEMBLE is based in the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi, Eastern Georgia, which has been home to the Kiziqian wine growers and warriors since ancient times. Directed by Ketevan Mindorashvili, the current incarnation of the ensemble was founded in the mid 1990s to sing repertoire largely lost during the Communist era. Their repertoire consists of ancient three-part harmony chants from the Orthodox Christian liturgy, folk songs from the Kiziqian region as collected from village song-masters and old publications, and folk dances from the region. In addition to the collection and preservation of songs, Zedashe is also dedicated to documenting the context in which the songs were traditionally sung and maintaining the threads which bound song and dance to every-day life.
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