The second International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony was organized from September 23-27, 2004 at the Tbilisi State Conservatory. After the symposium participants travelled to Western Georgia, Guria, to attend the “First International Festival of Gurian Traditional Polyphonic Song” (29-30 September). Full papers delivered at the conference were published in 2005 in two languages – Georgian and English (The Second International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony. Proceedings. Edited by Tsurtsumia, Rusudan and Jordania, Joseph. International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony of Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection. Tbilisi: 2005).