Now Irene is talking about music from Georgia. Horky!
This recording of Georgian polyphonic singing by the Anchiskhati Choir was recorded in Tbilisi and put out by a division of Soul Jazz called World Audio Foundation. The choir seems to be all-male, and some of the voices are very powerful indeed. The music in this recording is sung for Orthodox religious services, although the polyphonic singing tradition has pre-Christian roots and indeed there is a large fund of secular songs that are still sung (we learned some at the Georgian singing workshop I was at a while back). The liturgical stuff done here is really beautiful, with the voices singing in surprising combinations of tones.
An inuit panda production