Field recording session in Svaneti -- Summer 2012

Back to Svaneti for three important celebrations happening in summer: Kvirikoba in Kala, Eliaoba in Lenjeri and Lavashkvari in Ushguli. Like all the svan festivities those are characterized by a mix of orthodox and ancestral pagan traditions. People pray, psalmody, sing, sacrifice an ox or a sheepaccording to the richness of the villageand it ends with a big banquet that brings all the villagers together in an alternative rough festive ambiance.