«Three Sakha women from Siberia blew the audience away with their unearthly sounds of jew’s harp and animal imitation. It was truly amazing,» Misha Maltsev reports.
They didn’t wear Yakut national costumes, as they used to do before.
Instead, three little Siberian young women looking dignified in their black suites come on stage with their seems-to-be-weird music. Bang. «They came, they played, proudly walked away and the people were left open mouthed, puzzled, stunned, confused — but all were moved,» Misha says.
You can listen their interview and khomus music at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012r8cv/BBC_Proms_2011_Prom_11_Human_Planet_Part_2/.
The above video was recorded a few months ago.
Check the lists of the Ayarkhaan-related posts below.
- Ayarkhaan is giving three concerts in London, UK, on Oct. 21-22, 2011
- Albina Degtyareva, Ayarkhaan. Playing khomus in Moscow. Video.
- The World Music: Albina Degtyareva & Ayarkhaan
- Misha Maltsev’s documentary about the Sakha-Yakut shamans
- Video: Georges Méliès’ silent films with the Yakut khomus (Jew-s Harp) music in Yakutsk