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About the Georgian Harmony Association

Background Information about the Georgian Harmony Association

The Georgian Harmony Association (GHA) was formed in 1998 following the tragic death in a car crash in Georgia of Edisher Garakanidze who first taught Georgian singing in the United Kingdom. It acts as a publicity and umbrella organisation for Georgian singing events, including concerts and workshops given by local teachers and choirs and those on tour from Georgia. It is affiliated to the International Centre for Georgian Folk Song (ICGFS), an NGO based in Tbilisi, Georgia, with representatives in many countries of the world. The ICGFS was set up to mark the designation of Georgian Singing as Intangible World Heritage by UNESCO in 2002 and recognises the growth in interest in Georgian singing internationally in recent years.