Also with UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity listing is Georgian polyphonic singing. Georgia’s geographical isolation is reflected in its music, which is emotional and lively and combines both ancient traditions and its later Christian heritage adding from the 4th century AD. All this has given birth to an amazingly rich folk tradition, characterised most recognisably by the ancient vocal polyphony which is an inseparable part of almost all church and folk music, and which still remains widespread in both city streets and country lanes, during harvesting grapes or making traditional wines.
Traditional Georgian folk dances count thousands of years of history and hold a special place in the huge treasure of the world’s cultural diversity. Georgian national spirit and character, courage and physical and inner graces can clearly be seen in its folk dances, and these are reflected in the Georgian National Ballet. Traditional Georgian folk dances reflect the whole history of the nation, its national sorrow and pride.