Chakrulo

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Chakrulo (Georgian: ჩაკრულო, transliterated: chak'rulo) is a Georgian polyphonic choral folk song. It is a three part drinking song from the region of Kakheti, dramatising preparations for a battle.[1] It is characterized by two highly ornamented individual vocal parts, against a slow moving drone chorus.[2]

When Georgian vocal polyphony was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Heritage masterpiece in 2001, Chakrulo was cited as a prime example of this.[3] Chakrulo was one of 27 musical compositions included on the Voyager Golden Records that were sent into space on Voyager 2 on 20 August 1977.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Chakrulo". caucasophilia.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ Tsitsishvili, Nino (1 June 2009). "National Ideologies in the Era of Global Fusions: Georgian Polyphonic Song as a UNESCO-sanctioned Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage". Music and Politics. III (1). doi:10.3998/mp.9460447.0003.104.
  3. ^ "Georgian polyphonic singing - intangible heritage - Culture Sector". UNESCO. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ "The Untold Story of How "Chakrulo" Ended Up in Space". Georgian Journal. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Voyager - The Interstellar Mission". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA. Retrieved 24 February 2017.