AYARKHAAN performs «Dedication to the Blacksmiths’ Patron» in Royal Albert Hall, London/UK. The music event took place on 23 July 2011. Greetings from Yakutia, the biggest Siberian region! SPREAD IT WORLDWIDE VIA FACEBOOK! Video credit: http://www.nicofinder.net/watch/sm15236272 PS. Many thanks we say to Andrey Aka Khomuschut, who brought this video public.

Andrey Chikachev is one of the most successfull fine artists in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. He’s prominent for his paintings depicting the daily life in Yakutian villages and portraiting expressive people. He was born in 1967. A member of the Russian Union of Artists. Graduated from Yakutsk Fine Arts College (1988), Pr. S. Litvinov’s workshop at the Far Eastern Arts Institute (1994). Exhibited his works within Russia and partly abroad. In other words, enjoy Andrey Chikachev’s art works. Pictures were taken by Ajar Varlamov during yesterday’s personal exhibit…

A couple days ago, in the Republican Special Correlation School and Internat  — had as always been showed a charity campaign «Spread the wise, good and eternal!» which was organized by the students of NEFU with the help of teachers Maria Ivanovna and Lilia Ivanovna: «Friendship begins with a smile.»

The movie is called The Road. Created by a young talanted Yakutian director Michael Lukachevsky in Yakutsk, Russia’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Screened once in Paris at a film festival. Next week, June 5th, Yakutsk residents will have the first opportunity to watch it in the Muus Khaya complex. Always welcome! The Road movie trailer is also available on Facebook to be ready for sharing. Please, share!

Hereby I present Yuri Sleptsov‘s art works. His drawings are done on a plastic board with the use of a scalpel. Such a technique is called scratchboard or scraperboard (grattazh, in Russian). Learn more about it on Wiki. Yuri prefers to use the plastic, as it provides the sharp contrast between white lines and the black inked background. This technique is used very rarely. The drawing might be created in the course of several weeks, months or even year. A hard work. One little mistake might spoil the…

Alexander Khodulov was a Yakutian artist, who lived from 1962 till 2003. His preferred genres were portrait, landscape scenery, still life, etc. He was born in Yakutsk. In the family of the outstanding USSR national artist Dmitry F. Khodulov. Graduated Children Art School, Yakutsk Art College (1981), the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (1987). A member of the Sakha Republic Artist Union since 1993.

So awesome! I’ve heard about this animated cartoon a long time ago and today I was lucky to get the video from Yakutia Music & Folklore Museum (Yakutsk, Russia). Olonkho is the Sakha (Yakut) heroic epos. In 2005, it was declared by UNESCO International Competition Jury as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of the humanity. What is it about? Watch the animated cartoon and get an idea. The story is based on the «Nyurgun Bootur the Swift» olonkho story. Though it is in Japanese, but…

Mira Maximova is a talented Sakha composer, who currently lives in China. Many might know her as a YouTuber ExUmira2. On her channel there are a lot of songs written and performed by her. A few years ago China closed the access to YouTube and now she can’t upload her new songs. Recently she sent me the song Osuokhay, Sakha Round Dance Beyond Time & Space and asked, if I can post it on the website. Sure, Mira. That’s what I am doing now. Moreover, I made a…

A short video is dedicated to the biggest Yakut national holiday called Ysyakh (Yhyakh). Celebrated annually in June. Created by Vladimir Moonkuev. Music by Sasha Lukin. No words. The video conveys all the message. Enjoy! Certainly, you’re welcome to Yakutia in summer!

What a great news! Sardana Savvina let me know that two Yakutian films are going to participate at The Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada. They will be screened at Bell Light BOX Movie Theater on October 22nd and 23rd, 2011. If by any chance you appeared to be in Toronto on those days, don’t miss the chance to visit the film festival and watch Yakutian movies. You won’t regret ever! Check the screening schedule. Further, find films description and get energized by the…