Tamara is the only female singer in Gavazi Ensemble, her village’s group led by Zurab Revazishvili. She plays the panduri1 and knows many ballads, two of which she sings here with Omar Ts’ereteli, another longstanding member of the ensemble.
1A three-stringed, fretted lute common in all regions of northeastern Georgia. The instrument is most frequently used to accompany ballad singing. Read more about the panduri here.