About Culture – Debi Gogochurebi
Debi Gogochurebi (Gogochuri Sisters) (Georgian: დები გოგოჭურები) are a folk group formed by four sisters from the mountainous region of Khevsureti (Georgian: ხევსურეთი) in north-east Georgia. Mariam Gogochuri (Georgian: მარიამ გოგოჭური), Ketevan (Georgian: ქეთევან), Tamar (Georgian: თამარ) and Manana (Georgian: მანანა) perform at festivals and folklore events.
The sisters perform modern highland melodies as well as traditional Khevsur folk songs.
Debi Gogochurebi held their first solo concert “And We See Khevsureti” in 2009. In the same year, they released a CD album “Where Shall I Kneel to You the Aragvi River?” recorded at Mutso and the historic highland village of Shatili (Georgian: შატილი) in Khevsureti.
In 2011 the sisters performed their second solo concert and released two CD albums: “And We See Khevsureti” and “mivgnatri guros cixesa”.
Following a blessing by His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, Debi Gogochurebi is entitled to be called a Group at the Patriarchate of Georgia.
Videos of Debi Gogochurebi can be viewed on their YouTube page.
All photos courtesy of Debi Gogochurebi.
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