ZARI (Shalva Makharshvili, Andrea Kuzmich, Reid Robins) is an award winning vocal trio that performs exclusively the millennia-old polyphonic singing tradition of Sakartvelo, otherwise known as Georgia – a country situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001, Georgian polyphony, with its close harmonies and untempered scales, is often described as transformatively visceral. It features 3-part singing in a variety of styles, from hauntingly melismatic lyrical genres in the East to wild and explosive counterpoint in the West.

Have a listen to ZARI performing “Chven Mshvidoba” a table song from Western Georgia or visit our Media page for more audio and video recordings.