Rebuild the Wurdeman/Mindorashvili Home in Sighnaghi

Organized by: Friends of Wurdeman Mindorashvili

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THE STORY:

The home of the beloved husband and wife team John Wurdeman and Ketevan Mindorashvili in the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi, in the Republic of Georgia recently was totally destroyed by fire. Over the years, this amazing couple has brought attention to and helped resurrect long forgotten Georgian Folk Music and Georgian wine making techniques. Their lost home in Sighnaghi continuously had hosted multitudes of dignitaries, travelers and local residents. John and Ketevan have spent untold hours and personal funds helping struggling artists, musicians, fellow Georgian and travelers. They have given so generously of their talents and knowledge, thus changing many lives for the better. Now they need your help.

John Wurdeman first came to the Republic of Georgia in 1995 in search of singers that practiced the ancient art of Georgian polyphony. In 1996 John purchased a house in Sighnaghi, Georgia, a town famous for the arts and in the center of the wine region. In 1998 John moved to Sighnaghi to live full time. John has divided his time between his passions - wine, art and Georgian music. John's wife Ketevan Mindorashvili founded and directs the Zedashe choir and dance ensemble based out Sighnaghi. The current incarnation of the ensemble was founded in the mid-1990's to sing repertoire largely lost during the Communist ear. Their repertoire consists of ancient polyphonic chants from the Orthodox Christian liturgy, folk songs and folk dances from different regions of Georgia. By funding the rebuilding of their lost home, you will help keep the initiatives that they have championed alive. Thank you for your support.

$5,228

 

7% Raised of$75,000 Goal

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  • mike bourgault

    $50

  • Ellen Kissman

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Elizabeth LaPrelle

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Marla Elliott

     

  • Marina and Eugene Chikovani

    $150

  • Family

    $200

  • The Diasamidze-Graham family

     

  • Åsa Grogarn Sol

    $50

  • Fred and Rebekah Bisger

    $100

  • Heather Mlot

    $100

  • Nonna and Sidhi

    $500

  • Koji HARADA

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hiroyuki Tsuaki

    $100

  • Reiko Ishikawa

     

  • Nathan Shane

    $20

  • Koji Tatematsu

    $120

  • Rita

    $25

  • vachelli07

    $20

  • Debbie Wurdeman Steege

    $200

  • შალვა ქოჩლაძე

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Curney Nuffer

    $200

  • Vera Broekhuysen

     

  • Chris Phillips

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Karen Chittenden

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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    $50

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    $20

  • ნატალია

    $10

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  • David Sopromadze

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Giorgi Dekanadze

    $10

  • makino

    $10

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    $10

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    $10

  • george tushmalishvili

    $10

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    $10

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    $10

  • Khatuna

    $20

  • Dodo Tata Kurtanidze

    $10

  • Marina and Alex Gonadze

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Danny Livengood

     

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Salome Vadachkoria

    $20

  • Alexander Kikvadze

    $20

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    $10

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    $10

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    $20

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    $20

  • გიორგი მარკოზაშვილი

    $10

  • Nana Maisuradze, Joseph Iremadze

    $250

  • Matthew Arndt

     

  • Ethan Sudan

    $20

  • Levan Gugushvili

    $20

  • Julie Barron Morrill

     

  • Gela

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kyoko Shimamura(Kiokita)

     

  • MN

    $25

  • ილია კენჭაძე

    $20

  • YUASA(DUE,Japan)

     

  • Mirian Karaulashvili

    $50

  • madeleine ingenhousz

    $50

  • MIHARU FUKAZAWA

    $250

  • Minji and Byungsoo Kang

    $150

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Friends of Wurdeman Mindorashvili

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Minji and Byungsoo Kang

Minji and Byungsoo Kang

DONATION: $150

Stay strong! 3 years ago

MIHARU FUKAZAWA

MIHARU FUKAZAWA

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

madeleine ingenhousz

madeleine ingenhousz

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mirian Karaulashvili

Mirian Karaulashvili

DONATION: $50

ყველაფერი კარგად იქნება ჯონ! :) 4 years ago

YUASA(DUE,Japan)

YUASA(DUE,Japan)

We believe you can do it 4 years ago

ილია კენჭაძე

ილია კენჭაძე

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

MN

MN

DONATION: $25

Wish you best of luck 4 years ago

Kyoko Shimamura(Kiokita)

Kyoko Shimamura(Kiokita)

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Gela

Gela

DONATION: $100

ამბობდით, რომ როცა პირველად ჩამოვედი, ამ ქვეყანაში თითქმის არაფერი მქონდაო... შემდეგ, ოჯახიც შექმენით, სახლ-კარ-მარანი გამართეთ , სტიქაროსანი გახდით, ტრადიციები გაითავისეთ, მეგობრები გაიბევრეთ და სიყვარულიც დაიმსახურეთ.... მარჯვედ იყავით, უმჯობესს შექმნით.... 4 years ago

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