On 7 May seminar “Ethnographic Heritage of Achara”, “Tradition of Chiboni and Chibony players in Achara” (based on the materials of the Folk Centre’s expedition), organized by the International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony and Niko Berdzenishvili Institute of Shota Rustaveli Batumi State University will be held at the Folklore Centre’s Conference Hall.
Luckily Achara is one of Georgia’s regions where ethnography and live folklore have survived in everyday life. Thus, Achara, particularly its mountainous part, is interesting and distinguished from this standpoint, the papers deal with Acharan folklore (folk music, oral folklore and applied art), ethnography, dialectology, public celebrations, patrimony of emigrant and Muhajir Georgians.
The Seminar participants are: employees of Niko Berdzenishvili Institute of Shota Rustaveli Batumi State University and Batumi Art Teaching University, scholars, ethnomusicologists from Tbilisi.
Givi Nakhutsrishvili’s photo exhibition “Heredity of Mountainous Achara in contemporaneity” and projected will be Documentary film “Khikhadziri Cave” will be held as part of the Conference. Folk ensemble “Shuakhevi” (dir. Lolita Surmanidze) of Shuakhevi Culture Centre will perform Acharan folk songs.