Sidili 8/64

These recordings were made by Alan Lomax at Sidili, Eastern Georgia, recorded at 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 IPS. They contain speeches, recitations, and songs at a banquet given in his honor. The last recordings are dubbed from records played for Alan by his Georgian hosts. Lomax noted that the songs were very much like those found in Liguria. "For Georgian titles—look on boxes—explanatory announcement in Russian."

Mravalzhamieri (Long Life, Many Years!) (I)

Commentary on the cultural organization of Georgian collective farms and Georgian table, dance and music traditions

Mravalzhamieri (Long Life, Many Years!) (II)


Mravalzhamieri (Long Life, Many Years!) (III)

Commentary on Georgian dance and music traditions

Zhuzhuna Tsvima Movida (The Song About Rain)

Commentary and toasts on Georgian cultural life and preservation

Kakacho Akvavebula (Poppies Blossomed) (part 1)

Kakacho Akvavebula (Poppies Blossomed) (part 2)

Chveni Maspindzlis Sasakhle (The House Of Our Host)

The Poem About The Mother

Commentary on The Poem About The Mother


Commentary on Khorumi by unidentified musicologist

Kalos Khelkhvavi (The Abundance)

Commentary on Kalos Khelkhvavi by unidentified musicologist


Commentary on Vakhtanguri by unidentified musicologist