Field reording session in Svaneti -- Lamproba

It's winter, it's cold even if the snow just arrived for real and the main objective of this trip is to record Lamproba. Lamproba or Lampari (depending of the place) is an ancestral celebration that takes place in nearly every village of Svanetia in honor of the defuncts. It lasts two days. On the first day people gather in the center of the village with food, sing, toast and drink in memory of the dead. The second day or the following night they gather in the cemetery and every family brings a bundle of firewood that is stuck in the snow and left to burn while they pray and psalmody.

Prayers in Mulakhi's cemetery 

Singing during the first day of the Lamproba celebration in Larushti