Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM (ET)

ALILO image of the perfomers

Photo : courtesy of the artists


Please register here for this free event.
The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. Seating will be by general admission. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email, with information about the Library of Congress Health and Safety Protocols.

Archil Beridze and George Davitiani, first voice
Lasha Glonti and Mikheil Chonishvili, second voice
Aleksandre Kobakhidze, third voice
Saba Kemularia, bass

ALILO is a six-person professional vocal ensemble from the country of Georgia, founded in 2000. The group’s repertoire includes sacred and folk music dating from Georgia’s ancient past reflecting the diverse musical regions within the country, as well as more modern “old town songs” from the early 20th century. The group has traveled widely within Georgia and internationally. The group’s name derives from special songs widely sung throughout Georgia as part of Christmas celebrations. Dating back more than a thousand years, this song tradition was suppressed during the Soviet period but has regained popularity since Georgia became independent in 1991.

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Special Thanks for their support of this concert: The Embassy of Georgia and The America-Georgia Business Council