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Wikipedia article

'Suliko' (, ) is a Georgian female and male name meaning "soul". It is also the title of a love poem written in 1895 by Akaki Tsereteli, which became widely known throughout the Soviet Union as a song performed with music composed by Varinka Tsereteli (in 1895). In that form it was often performed on radio during Joseph Stalin's rule, reputedly because it was his favorite. It was translated to and performed in multiple languages including Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, English, German, Basque, Chinese and Hebrew.


Online performances

There are many online renditions of Suliko. The following are some that demonstrate the varying performance traditions surrounding this piece:

# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFE6AJRkU3g Mdzlevari Ensemble]

# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YIESsb6p2c Alexandrov Ensemble]

# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sSMv7SaBDM Large Academic Chorus of Mendeleev University]

# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR8hAJCJsfQ Franco Tenelli (with English subtitles)]

# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4peQnhfZLe8 N.Varshanidze,Ch.Surmanidze & Ensemble Batumi]

# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3A-_0VBZyM Adi Yacobi]

See also

Nino Popiashvili, "Suliko in World Languages" (in georgian and English Languages), Tbilisi State University, 2018

Nino Popiashvili, German Translations of Suliko, Tbilisi State University, 2021 in: https://dspace.tsu.ge/xmlui/handle/123456789/778

Nino Popiashvili (in Georgian Language) https://1tv.ge/video/suliko-msoflios-khalkhta-enebze/

[http://sovmusic.ru/result.php?part=1&type=simple SovMusic entry for Suliko, containing the song in German and Russian]

Category:Songs of Georgia (country)

Category:Georgian words and phrases

Category:1895 songs

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