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Old Tbilisi Songs

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Before becoming part of the Russian Empire in the nineteenth century, the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi – was a centre of ‘Oriental’-Middle Eastern culture in the Caucasus. The Tbilisi population comprised many ethnicities...

Kalakuri Simgera

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Kalakuri simgera (urban Georgian song) is usually divided into two categories: (1) Eastern, influenced by Middle Eastern melodies, scales with augmented seconds, and eastern musical instruments; and (2) Western, influenced by Western...