Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teach and Learn in Georgia: Back in Business

A supra in Kardanakhi, Georgia
After a hiatus during "regime change," Teach and Learn in Georgia (TLG) is back in business.

Tamar making borshi

Go here for a list of (or links to) blogs by current and past TLGers, packing items, and cultural notes.

Nely holding up her farmlet's green grapes, Kardanakhi, Georgia

Go here for the official TLG page.

Making churchkhela, Georgia

On my right sidebar is a link to a current TLGer - one who started under the old regime and continued under the new, so he may have a unique perspective to offer you.

Tia serving Kinkhali in Rustavi, Georgia

My second favorite Georgian dance video:

And my favorite, Xorumi or Khorumi, performed by Erisioni. Doesn't matter which gender you are, it gets the blood a-movin'.


 Ah, what a place.


Jen2010 said...

Great Dance videos but I love the Racha song itself. There were 2 other great georgian songs - Patara Patara and the other famous one about a girl. What was that?

Mzuri said...

If Patara Patara is the one I'm thinking of, I wasn't a huge fan of that one, though I sure heard it enough. If the other famous one about a girl was Patara Qalo, I *love* that song. Is this the one you're thinking of? http://livingrootless.blogspot.com/2011/10/georgia-real-national-anthem.html

I also like the song about Rustavi (my "hometown") here: http://livingrootless.blogspot.com/2012/03/we-interrupt-armenia-to-bring-you.html.