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In this episode, our friend Jen Morris takes over the role of interviewer. She speaks with Briget Boyle, vocal coach and singer with Balkan Women's ensemble @kitka, bringing the west coast USA perspective to ‘Voices of the Ancestors’. They chat about:- working with powerful female teachers like Tamar Buadze, in Georgia and Svetlana Spajić in Serbia. How to sing ‘folk music’ from a grounded, rooted place in your own landscape. Briget’s insight into what ‘Voices of the Ancestors’ means for her, describing three types of ancestors - genetic, spiritual and ‘humanity’. Briget shares experiences with Georgian songs in Temple of Light Choir directed by Kristine Barrett (a sort of Kitka community choir) and in True Life Trio. Jen shares experiences of her Georgian choir ‘onefourfive’ and Seattle's balkan women's ensemble @Dunava Donate to help tell more women's stories:- https://ko-fi.com/voicesoftheancestors https://www.patreon.com/voicesoftheancestors Join our community facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/516207299354485 Sign up for our email updates and never miss an episode: eepurl.com/hhgoOf Searchable transcript, available here voicesoftheancestors.co.uk/transcripts. Music: Mother, Moon,/ It Will Never Again Be What it Was, / and Love from True Life Trio’s album “Like Never, Like Always”. Shen Khar Venakhi, from Kitka’s album “The Vine”, Mokle Mravalzhamier from Ensemble Zedashe’s album “Our Earth and Water” Tamar Buadze and Teona Kutsia sing a mashup of a Spanish song and Laz song, simply titled Espanur-Laz, which is available on YouTube. Ukrainian folk song Vdova, sung by Ukrainian ensemble Drevo. Serbian Medley, from Dunava’s album Behind the Veil. Bedinera from the CD: Teach Yourself Megrelian Songs, by Polikarpe in a trio. Žegar Polye, or Žegar Field Feeds My Lamb, from Svetlana Spajić.