Singing Medicine at the Five Lamps Arts Festival - (April 2012)
In Georgia people used to believe that when a baby was sick, sending him to the doctor just wasn't the thing to do. To cure a sick baby, one only needed to sing to him one of the many healing songs (Batonebo) from the Georgian Folk repertoire.
To pay homage to this other kind of science, the Zurmukhti Georgian Ensemble would like to give the opportunity to anyone who might need a bit of a boost in the middle of their day to sit in the middle of our circle of healing songs and be refreshed as we sing around them and to them.
Stay for as long as you wish and get a good dose of our ‘Singing medicine’ to soothe the body and warm the heart. Side-effects: in some cases, people have been known to develop a smile after prolonged exposure to the medicine. Come and try!