Published on 3/29/2021 8:30:00 AM
Live From Georgia
April 10, 2021 at 10AM
VEXA, in partnership with Texas A&M's Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts, is hosting a must see live folk music event taking place all the way across the world in the Republic of Georgia. The event will take place on April 10th and will be hosted on the VEXA platform free of charge for the entire Texas A&M Community. The event commences at 10:00 AM CDT. Click Here
You will have one hour to watch two breathtaking videos produced by Dr. John Graham from Tbilisi, Georgia. At 11:00AM CDT, the live performance by the Ranina Quartet commences, and will last about half an hour. There will be about 15 minutes of Q&A after the event with the musicians.
The Ranina quartet is a new music ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, created out of a love for Georgian traditional music, including urban songs, folk songs, and chants. The current members include Tornike Kandelaki (first voice), Soso Kopaleishvili (second voice), Saba Peikrishvili (baritone), and Beka Kemularia (bass). They have been singing since they were little children. The closest comparison to an American style is the American barbershop quartet, which bears a striking resemblance to the Georgian urban-song genre; both genres have roots in late-19th and early-20th century Italian harmony.
See you on the 10th!
"This event was made possible by an AVPA Pandemic Innovative Arts Grant."
Photos by Piro Abramishvili