U.S. Embassy Helps Restore Over 200 Hours of Georgian Polyphony Recordings
The unique recordings of Georgian polyphony of the twentieth century are no longer in danger, as a result of the successful cooperation between the U.S. government and the Tbilisi Conservatory.
More than two hundred hours of rare recordings of Georgian polyphony were digitized through the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation funding and the support of the Smithsonian Institution. Most importantly, the technology and knowledge needed for digitization were transferred to our partners in the conservatory, which will allow them to continue this important work of preserving the Georgian heritage.
Last week, Ambassador Robin Dunnigan was happy to attend the presentation of the digitized polyphonic recordings and listened to the live performance of the ensemble Adieli.