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June 27, 2013

Festival Audio: Kalmyk Music

Nyamin Songajieyavich Manjieyev and Nina Kochayevna Manjieyeva of the Republic of Kalmykia perform in the One World, Many Voices program. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Nyamin Songajieyavich Manjieyev and Nina Kochayevna Manjieyeva of the Republic of Kalmykia perform in the One World, Many Voices program. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Singers and musicians from the Republic of Kalmykia in Russia perform a variety of song styles, including selections from their epic tale Jangar, which celebrates the conquests of Kalmyk leaders who created an empire that stretched from western Mongolia to eastern Europe four centuries ago. The artists are introduced by Greg Anderson, linguist and co-director of the National Geographic Society’s Enduring Voices project.

Festival Audio – Kalmyk Music

 

Comments
  • http://www.facebook.com/tavkhai rentsentavkhai

    unfortunately, organizers don’t knew that very original musicians and dancers from real Oirat Mongolian origins in Mongolia! Kalmyks in USA think only in own sphere !

  • Tom

    Shard Nigryan Nasanka,
    Bayerlaa! Minii khuukhid chinii temee khaircan!