onefourfive

onefourfive is an 8-member, mixed voice ensemble singing (mostly) a cappella folk songs from the Republic of Georgia.

The group formally started in 2010, upon acceptance to Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival, singing exclusively Georgian folk songs.  onefourfive has continued since then, with members of the group traveling to Caucasus Georgia to learn songs, technique, styles, and of course, Georgian language and culture.  They have also worked with teachers in the US, including visiting Georgians:  Malkhaz Erkvanidze, Shergil Pirtskhelani, Ketevan Mindorashvili and Ensemble Zedashe, as well as internationally renowned experts of Georgian singing; Carl Linich and Frank Kane.

Here we are singing with our teachers and friends Ensemble Zedashe

Here we are singing a Kakhetian song about a singing contest between a thrush and a partridge, called Shashvi Kakabi:

Here is a lyrical song from Samegrelo, accompanied by chonguri.

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