Note: Mukhasa translated means an oak tree infested by mosquitoes. This is a patriotic song, and the Georgians symbolize their motherland as an oak tree. The mosquitoes symbolize their enemies defeated; the oak remains unharmed and the mosquitoes die. The song is performed by a folk-singing troupe who sing it in the manner of the common people.
About the session: These Georgian recordings were copied by Alan Lomax from the collection at the Georgian Conservatory of Music in Tiflis, Georgia. They were presented to Lomax by the Georgian Union of Composers, and were compiled by Grigol Z. Ckhikvadze, A. Georgeashvili, and Vladimir V. Akhobadze.
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