Named after the neighboring 13th century castle complex, Khornabuji is the men’s ensemble of Dedoplists’qaro.
Created in 1980, the ensemble's repertoire is focused on songs from their historical region, Kiziqi. The members of Khornabuji strive to sing in the manner of their forefathers. The ensemble rehearses at the local club twice a week and performs at festivals throughout Georgia. Their songs serve as fine representations of K’akheti’s highly ornamented singing tradition.
Irak’li K’ik’ilashvili was director of the group at the time of recording.
Ensemble members at the time of recording: Irak’li K’ik’ilashvili; Levan Khunashvili; Vasili T’ukhashvili; Vasili Tsvimonishvili; Vasili Mach’arashvili; Zurab Ts’qaroashvili; Gaioz Khutsishvili; Giorgi Bachanadze; Gela Ts’qaroashvili