Note: After commentary on the preceding songs, a discussion of the culture of Guria ensues. Guri people are recognized as the most cultuarlly developed people of Georgia. There are outstanding representatives in the fields of literature, art, and science. It is a rich folklore, especially developed in the musical vein. Songs may be in one, two, three, or four voices, accompanied by such instruments as the "changuri," the "soinari," a version of pan pipes. The Guri grow citrus fruits, and work on tea plantations. There are family and racial ties mainly with the Imeretins and the Adjar people. But in general, they are related to all Georgian people; they are one of the Georgian tribes.
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