Seventy-three years old at the time of recording, Rost’om Saginashvili is an important figure in the history of Georgian singing.
A soloist for the Georgian State Ensemble directed by Anzor Kavsadze, Rost’om’s voice, alongside Ilia Zakaidze’s,1 is on a 1977 recording of ''Chak’rulo'' that was sent to the cosmos on the Voyager.2
1Ilia Zakaidze (1924-2008) was one of the most famous Georgian singers of the 20th century.
2Carl Linich was the first to identify Rost’om and Ilia’s voices on the Voyager recording. Read more about his important contributions to the world of Georgian music.