We are pleased to announce that the project “Research in Ethnomusicology: Thirty-Three Themes and Concepts” (author Bruno Nettl, Georgian translation) prepared by the International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony of Tbilisi State Conservatoire received highest estimate and became the owner of the state scientific publishing grant of Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia.
The book “Research in Ethnomusicology: Thirty-Three Themes and Concepts” by Bruno Nettl, American researcher, referred to as the “Father of American Ethnomusicology” (published by the University of Illinois, 2015) is the world famous handbook on ethnomusicology. It should be noted that in America and Europe it is on the list of essential literature recommended for students majoring in ethnomusicology at various levels.
The right to translate the book into Georgian was transferred to Tbilisi State Conservatoire by the author and publisher at a minimal cost. The translation process lasted three years with the financial support of the Georgian Chanting Foundation. The publication will be available to readers as a result of the joint project of the Rustaveli Foundation and Tbilisi State Conservatoire.
The purpose of translating the book was to translate into Georgian a fundamental work on the problems of modern ethnomusicology, which would combine current issues for modern ethnomusicology, would become a helpful guide for students and expand the knowledge and perspective of Georgian specialists in the field.