References and Links

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  • Texts cited
  • Audio Recordings cited
  • Music on the Web
  • Other Interesting Links

Texts Cited:

Abudelva, Medina. 2013. “Etnomuzykalnyye Traditsii V Strukture Kulturnoy Identichnosti Narodov Dagestna” (Ethnomusical Tradition Framework Cultural Identity of the Peoples of Dagestan). Idil 2.10 (2013): 169-191.http://www.idildergisi.com/makale/pdf/1357077136.pdf. (30 January 2014).
Andersen, Andrew. 2003. “Early Armenian State and the Peak of Its Might: 189-63BC” [map] in Ethnic Conflicts Borders Disputes Border Clashes Terrorism. http://www.conflicts.rem33.com/images/Armenia/ar_earl.htm (7 December 2013).
2013. “Fragmentation of Oppressed Nations as an Instrument of Keeping W. Caucasus under Russian Control.” Paper presented at The Results of the Recognition of the Circassian Genocide , Anaklia (21 May 2012). The Office of the State Minister of Georgia together with Ilia State University, the Jamestown Foundation and the Circassian Cultural Centre. http://baltvilks.livejournal.com/68540.html (20 September 2013).
Blanch, Leslie. 2004 [1960]. The Sabres of Paradise: Conquest and Vengeance in the Caucasus. London: Tauris Park.
Chkhikvadze, Grigol, and Joseph Jordania. 2014. “Georgia III. Traditional Music.” In Grove Music Online, edited by Laura Macyhttp://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/subscriber/article/grove/music/42156. (30 January 2014).
Coene, Frederik. 2009. The Caucasus – An Introduction. London: Routledge.
Colarusso, John. 2002. Nart Sagas from the Caucasus: Myths and Legends from the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs. Princeton. Princeton University Press.
Djani-Zade, Tamila. 2001. “Azerbaijan.” In Encyclopedia of World Music: Europe, edited by Danielson, Virginia, Scott Marcus and Dwight Reynolds, Vol.6, 921-33. New York: Garland Publishing
Griffin, Nicholas. 2001. Caucasus: A Journey to the Land Between Christianity and Islam. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Jaimoukha, A. 2005. The Chechens: A Handbook. London: Routledge.
Jordania, Joseph. 2000. “Georgia.” In Encyclopedia of World Music: Europe, edited by Timothy Rice, Chris Goertzen, and James Porter, Vol.8, 826-49. New York: Garland Publishing
____.  2000a. “North Caucasus” In Encyclopedia of World Music: Europe, edited by Timothy Rice, Chris Goertzen, and James Porter, Vol.8, 850-66. New York: Garland Publishing
____.  2006. Who Asked The First Question? The Origins of Human Choral Singing, Intelligence, Language and Speech. Tbilisi: Logos.
Kavtaradze M. and Buchukuri E. 2012. “The Problem of Interraltion between polyphony and monophony on the example of Georgian Urban Musical Folklore,” In The Fifth International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, edited by Joseph Jordania and Rusudan Tsurtsumia, 91-96. Tbilisi: IRCTP.
Krag, Helen and Lars Funch. 1994. The North Caucasus: Minorities at a Crossroads. London: Minority Rights Group.
Kuzmich, Andrea. 2011 “Not a Revival a Tradition of Revival: Reinterpreting Georgian Polyphonic Prcatices throug the Ensemble.” MUSICultures, 37: 145-58
Manukian, Manuk. 2001. “Armenia.” In Encyclopedia of World Music: Europe, edited by Danielson, Virginia, Scott Marcus and Dwight Reynolds, Vol.6, 723- 38. New York: Garland Publishing
Narodistkaya, Inna. 2003. Song from the Land of Fire. London: Routledge.
Nercessian, Andy. 2001. The Duduk and National Identity in Armenia. Maryland: Scarecrow Press.
Olfield, Anna C. 2008. Azerbaijani Women Poet-Minstrels: Women Ashiqs from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press.  
Pahlevanian, Alina et al. 2014. “Armenia” In Grove Music Online, edited by Laura Macyhttp://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/subscriber/article/grove/music/42078. (30 January 2014)
Pereltsvaig, Asya. 2012. “Peoples, Languages and Genes in the Caucasus: An Introduction.” Geocurrents.  http://www.geocurrents.info/cultural-geography/peoples-languages-and-genes-in-the-caucasus-an-introduction#ixzz2sSKl9NnL. (20 January 2014)
____. 2012a. “Mapping the Ethno-Linguistic Mosaic of the Caucasus.” Geocurrents. http://www.geocurrents.info/cartography/mapping-the-ethno-linguistic-mosaic-of-the-caucasus. (1 February 2014)
Sipos, Janos. 2004. Azeri Folk Songs At the Fountain-Head of Music. translated by Judit Pokoly. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado.
Sokolova, Alla. 2012. “Zhiu (vocal bass): One of the Parts of Adighian Traditional Instrumental Polyphony.” In The Fifth International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, edited by Joseph Jordania and Rusudan Tsurtsumia, 278-91. Tbilisi: IRCTP.
Suny, R. Grigol. 1994. The Making of the Georgian Nation, 2nd edBloomington: Indiana University Press.
Tsitsishvili, Nino. 1998. “Table and Solo Work Song Genres from Kartli-Kakheti, Eastern Georgia: Context of Performance, Musical Style, and Culture Contact.” Master’s Thesis, Monash University, Melbourne.
____. 2007. “Social and Political Constructions of Nation-Making in Relation to the Musical Styles and Discourses of Georgian Duduki Ensembles.” Journal of Musicological Research 26(2):241-280.
____. 2009. “National Ideologies in the Era of Global Fusions: Georgian Polyphonic Song as a UNESCO-Sanctioned Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage.” Music and Politics 3(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mp.9460447.0003.104 (11 January 2013).
Tuite, Kevin. 1996. “The Caucasus.” In Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, edited by D. Levinson and Ember, M., Vol.1, 181-185. New York: Henry Holt & Co.
Zumabdze, Nato and Ketevan Matiashvili. 2012. “Caucasian Peoples’ Polyphony and its Relation with Georgian Polyphony.” In The Fifth International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, edited by Joseph Jordania and Rusudan Tsurtsumia, 143-54. Tbilisi: IRCTP.
Zhemukhov, Sufian and Charles King. 2013. “Dancing the Nation in the North Caucasus.” Slavic Review, Vol.72(2), 287-305.

Audio Recordings

Gold, Peter. 1972. Georgian Folk Music From Turkey. EST 8002. LP.
Hagopian, Richard. 1993. Armenian Music Through the Ages. Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40414CD.
Kerimova, Taira. 1996. Women’s Love and Life Female Folklore from Azerbaijan. Pan Records 2028.
Mansurov, Bahram. 1992. Azerbaijan Mugam. Auvidis D8045.
Mzetamze. 1996. Traditional Georgian Women’s Songs Vol. I. Face Music FM 50016.
Sipos, J. 2004. Azeri Folksongs At the Fountain-head of Music. Akademiai Kiado.
Various Artists. 1991. Folk Music From Georgia Today. Wergo. SM15102.
Various Artists. 1991a. Kalshchjan: Rural and Traditional Urban Music from Armenia. Wergo. SM15052.
Various Artists. 1993. The Golden Fleece – Songs from Abkhazi and Adzharia. Pan Records 2009CD.
Various Artists. 1997. The Music of Armenia, Vol. 5: Folk Music. Celestial Harmony 14119-2.
Various Artists. 2002. Before the Revolution: A 1909 Recording Expedition in the Caucasus and Central Asia by the Gramophone Company. Topic Records TSCD921.
Various Artists. 2003. Folk Tunes from the Two Sides of the Caucasus. Hungaraton HCD18253.
Various Artists. 2003a. Idjassi songs and music of Georgia. Long Distance Records.
Various Artists. 2005. Ay Lazzat. Pan Records 2031CD.
Various Artists. 2007. Songs of Defiance: Music of Chechnya and the North Caucasus. Topic Recorsd. Topic Records TSCD934.
Various Artists. 2008. Anthology of Ashiq. Inedit W260135.
Various Artists. 2010. Abkhazian Music Anthology of Folk Music. Melodiya MEL CD 3001643.
Various Artists. 2010a. Circassian Music Anthology of Folk Music. Melodiya MEL CD 3001691.

Music on the Web

“Georgian Folk Music” from IRCTP http://polyphony.ge/index.php?m=519
Georgian Folklore http://www.alazani.ge/index-eng.html?georgian-folk
“Record editions” from Atlas of Traditional Music of Azerbaijan http://atlas.musigi-dunya.az/en/record_editions.html
“Folk Songs and Ballads” from Ossetians http://ossetians.com/eng/index.php?showcat=jump&f=30
“Circassian Music & Musicology” from The International Centre for Circassian Studies (ICCS) http://iccs.synthasite.com/circassian-music-and-musicology.php
Kavkaz Music http://kavkazmusic.blogspot.ca/ 
MP3 search from Chechen Republic Ichkeria http://www.waynakh.com/eng/?s=mp3&x=13&y=9
Vaynakh – Ancient Chechen Folklore http://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/vaynakh-ancient-chechen-folklore
Nur-Zhovkhar – Songs from Chechnya http://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/nur-zhovkhar-songs-from-chechnya
Kona – Pagan Songs from North Ossetia http://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/kona-pagan-songs-from-north-ossetia
Fydalty Namys – Polyphonic Voices from North Ossetia http://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/fydalty-namys-polyphonic-voices-from-north-ossetia
Saqartvelos Bgerebi – The Sounds of Georgia http://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/the-sounds-of-georgia-saqartvelos-bgerebi
Apsny Ashtabzh – The Sounds of Abkhazia http://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/the-sounds-of-abkhazia-apsny-ashtabzh

Other Interesting Links

Information on the different people of the Caucasus http://www.hunmagyar.org/turan/caucasus/
Other Peoples of the Caucasus http://www.batsav.com/pages/otherpeoples.htm
The Virtual Museum of Tao-Klarjeti (a region of Northeast Turkey historically associated with Georgian Laz) http://tao-klarjeti.com/portal/en/2013-04-23-19-00-41/2013-04-23-19-02-25/virtual-museum.
Introduction to  Музыкальный фольклор лакцев musical folklore of the Laks http://blog.fatramab.ru/publications/muzykalnyj-folklor.html by Ramaz Fataliev
Lots of resources (papers, videos) on the webpage of Kevin Tuite, linguist Anthropologist specializing on Caucasian studies http://www.mapageweb.umontreal.ca/tuitekj/
Lots or resources on the webpage of George Hewitt, professor of Caucasian Languages http://georgehewitt.net/about

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