Village Harmony

Dato Shugliashvili

DAVID (DATO) SHUGLIASHVILI is an ethno-musicologist and professor at the Tbilisi Conservatory. An internationally-recognized specialist in Georgian church music, Dato is a founding member and the current director of the renowned Anchiskhati Ensemble and the head of the musical department of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. An alumnus of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, he has published over forty scientific works and has authored several notated collections of Georgian chants and folk songs. Together with Anchiskhati, Dato has released fifteen CDs of folk songs and chants.