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June 29, 2013

Performing the Kalmyk epic tale Jangar

The Kalmyks are the only indigenous Buddhist people in Europe. They speak an endangered Mongolic language and possess a highly developed oral, musical, and dance culture, centered around the epic tale Jangar. Musicians performed segments of the epic at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. An informal dance followed.

Videography by Hannah Balcomb
Editing by Charles Weber

Comments
  • Hector

    Fantastic music full of soul and with sounds that we had never experienced

  • http://www.adamthetraveler.com Adam

    Wonderful music! Please upload more!