Saturday, June 27, 2015

Alaverdi to ‘chant’ at Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival

KUCHING: As old as it sounds, the fourth century music from Georgia will bring new excitement to the forthcoming Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) to be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) from August 7 to 9.

The group, Alaverdi, from Georgia, will present repertoires of religious chants that are played in different regions in the east and west of the country.

According to a press statement yesterday the band, which was founded in December 2014, used traditional folk instruments of string, wind and percussion to perform the traditional music.

They specialised in traditional Georgian folk music which is one of the most exceptional cultural treasures, combining a unique polyphonic complication.