Library of Congress interview (2022)

Broad-ranging interview on my personal connections to Georgian music, the challenges of the transmission process for both the sacred and folk music traditions through the 19th and 20th centuries, the current state of the revival of these repertories, and more.


New York Times

Feature travel article (2017) highlights unique John Graham Tours cultural trip to the border lands between Georgia and Turkey

Travel Section: “Music and Ancient History in the Caucasus”


“John Graham,” interview by Ben Mervis, editor for FARE Magazine (December, 2019)

“My Way to Georgian Song,” interview with Tbilisi Conservatory Bulletin staff (June, 2017)

“A Solitary Quest,” by Nicola Smith for Valley News, Hanover, NH (April 25th, 2015)

PRI The World (syndicated on BBC, NPR), December 2012, featuring John A. Graham, the nuns of Bodbe Convent, Malkhaz Erkvanidze, and the Martvili boys choir

Deutsche Welle Program, December 2012, featuring John A. Graham, seminarians at Gremi, and the children’s choir of Lagodekhi.

“A Renaissance in Georgia,” by Molly Corso, published in CNEWA, January, 2011

“Sacred Chants Reverberating Once Again” (New York Times, Aug. 4th, 2010) was a travel feature on Georgian sacred music based largely on travel and interviews with John A. Graham. Also featuring Luarsab Togonidze, and the Ialoni women’s choir. See additional photographs here.

“Georgia: Youths Promote Traditional Music to Reconnect with Past,” by Molly Corso for, Dec. 16th, 2009