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Tsintskaro (Georgian: წინწყარო) is a Georgian folk song from the Kakhetian region. Its title is the name of a village in the Kartli region, which translates as "at the spring water".[1] The song is usually performed by a male vocalist and choir. Although this song is unfamiliar to most Westerners, its haunting melody has been used by Western artists, who have incorporated the song into their works of art, such as the 1979 Werner Herzog film Nosferatu the Vampyre[2] and the 1985 Kate Bush song "Hello Earth".[3]


  1. ^ Garakanidze, Edisher; Jordania, Joseph; Mills, Joan (2004). 99 Georgian songs : a collection of traditional folk, church and urban songs from Georgia. Aberystwyth, Wales: Black Mountain Press. p. 48. ISBN 9781902867069. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Graeme (2012). Kate Bush : Under The Ivy. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857127754. The choral section of 'Hello Earth' is taken from a Georgian folk song called 'Zinzkaro', which Bush heard performed by the Vocal Ensemble Gordela on the soundtrack of Werner Herzog's 1979 German vampire film Nosferatu The Vampire, one of her more esoteric borrowings. 
  3. ^ Berkeley, Michael (11 October 2005). "Kate Bush rules, OK?". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 August 2014.