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Culomba & Linich Trio Concert
Friday, January 11, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thrilling harmony singing from Georgia, Corsica, the Balkans, and South Africa, American folk traditions, baroque polyphony and original compositions. Culomba, an omnivorous vocal ensemble based in Boston, brings together modern audiences to experience the beauty of vocal music from diverse traditions. These traditions are unlikely companions in many ways, and grew out of very different historical and geographic contexts, yet they tell universal stories: love and loss, the joys of youth and the wisdom of old age, and celebrating the earth and transcending its boundaries. By presenting these songs side by side, they will highlight their universal appeal and celebrate the diversity of human cultural expression. Their New-England tour brings them to the Mettabee Farm and Arts, where they are thrilled to be joined by the Linich Trio, a family trio with highly respected performer, scholar, and teacher of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing Carl Linich and his two sons Sean and Luka Linich, both born in Georgia. The family trio has performed together in Georgia, Europe, and the U.S. since 2009. Carl Linich received two prestigious merit awards from the Georgian government in recognition of his work to promote and preserve Georgian folk music. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City and a Georgian choir at Bard College. They are based in Poughkeepsie, NY.