Zedashe’s repertoire is grounded in ancient polyphonic chants from Orthodox Christian liturgy as well as folk songs and dances from the Kiziqian and Svanetia regions of the Republic of Georgia. Field songs, love songs, historical ballads, war dances, ritual circle dances: these traditional pieces have been passed down through generations of musicians and song masters. The close vocal harmonies are often accompanied by the shunner (Svan lute), pander (Kiziq lute), chonguri (Gurian lute), doll (drum), chibonie (goat-skin bagpipes), and accordion. In the music and song of Zedashe, ancient folk traditions come to life.


The Kat Domingo Memorial Artist honors the memory of Dr. Katherine “Kat” Domingo, an advocate for the power of music to build bridges and community – in particular, through the beauty of the human voice.


Friday, Sept. 25

Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 10:45-12am

Saturday, Sept. 26

Lotus in the Park, IU Global Education Pavilion from 12:05-12:50pm
First United Methodist Church, 10:35-11:20pm

Presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Science – Institute for European Studies.

Zedashe – Amiranis Perkhuli