Named after the local 13th century castle, Khornabuji is the men’s ensemble of Dedoplists’qaro.
Created in 1980, the ensemble's oevre is focused on songs from their historical region Kiziqi, which its members strive to sing in the manner of their forefathers. They rehearse at the local club twice a week and perform 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