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 … Continue reading

About Sights – Shatili

Shatili (Georgian: შატილი) is an historic highland village located in the deep Arghuni gorge on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus mountains near the border with Chechnya. Once part of the historical Georgian province of Upper Khevsureti, it is now part of the modern-day region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti. The village is actually a cluster of fortified flat-roofed stone dwellings and … Continue reading