Lucy Duran continues her musical journey through Georgia. She travels to the highest and remotest part of Europe, Svaneti, to make rare location recordings of its wild songs.
Lucy Duran continues her musical journey through Georgia.
She travels to the highest and remotest part of Europe, Svaneti. An area of extraordinary natural beauty, it's also infamous for its banditry and war-lording, as well as being home to some of the world's oldest music. With the help of the Georgian military, the programme makes rare location recordings of these wild songs.
Presented by Lucy Duran
Produced by James Parkin
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Above the Caucasus mountains
Lucy Duran flys above the Caucasus mountains en route to the isolated region on Svaneti.
Riho male choir
Riho is a male choir based in the remote town of Mestia, in Georgia's Svaneti region.
Vartan Pilpani interview
Lucy interviews Vartan Pilpani of Riho Ensemble about the harsh life in the mountain.
Georgian graveyard in Svaneti
Lucy Duran and Rob Parsons in a Georgian graveyard in Svaneti, discussing death ritual.
South West Georgian singing
Lucy and Rob travel near the Black Sea and the border with Turkey.
Black Sea Coast in Batumi.
Lucy and Rob on the Black Sea Coast in Batumi, overlooking Turkey.
Yodeling tradition in Guria.
The unique yodeling tradition in Guria province.
Yodeling and polyphony song.
The group Shalva Chemo demonstrates the construction of a song.
The president's residence.
Lucy and Rob at the new residence of the president, which is currently under construction.
Situation in Georgia
Lucy and Rob discuss the current situation in Georgia.
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