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Traditional Georgian Polyphony

Founded in 1995, Darbazi is a Toronto-based ensemble that focuses exclusively on performing traditional music from the Caucasus Georgia, a mountainous country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

With repertoire ranging from sacred chants to exuberant drinking songs, Darbazi seeks to broaden the awareness of Georgia’s heritage - abundant food and wine, hospitable spirit, and polyphonic songs. Over the years, the choir – made up of three women and seven men, two of whom are from Georgia – has striven for a deeper understanding of this unique music.
Through cultural exchanges and travel, the members have worked with legendary Georgian singers and experienced the profundity of Georgian hospitality. This has shaped Darbazi’s true voice, reflecting the rich varied musical traditions of Georgia’s many musical traditions. They perform widely, filling themselves and their audiences with meaning and joy.