Never stop admiring Albina Degtyareva, the Ayarkhaan female ensemble, who is doing all the best to promote the Yakut knomus music around the world. And it’s so sad she’s doing all that for free. Enjoy!

This is Juliana. She performs music by the Yakut musical instrument called Khomus. Juliana is well known in Yakutia, Siberia / Russia. By the way, she started her career in the first team of Albina Degtyareva’s Ayarkhaan female ensemble. At present, she performs solo and sounds powerful and looks effective. Watch her video clip «Uhuktuu» (Awakening), listen to mp3 and see screenshots in high resolutions.

Good news for world music admirers and fans of the Ayarkhaan trio. July 24, 2011, Albina Degtyareva‘s Ayarkhaan Trio performed at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall) in London, UK. «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.

This is the video from the Live Music of the Silent Film event arranged by Kostas Danilov for cine amateurs in EPL’s Diamond House Cafe in Yakutsk (Yakutia / Russia) a couple of weeks ago.

On March 1st, 2010, Klavdia & Guerman Khatylaevs gave a concert in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Apart from them, various Yakut artists performed in that evening. And it can be seen in this introduction video. says many thanks to its contributor Ajar Varlamov. Take a look at Ajar Varlamov’s videos and photographs.

See the first portion of old photos. 42 photographs. Scanned and presented by Misha Maltsev, a London-based Yakutian. My comment: I think scanned old book pictures have their own aesthetics.

103 is a rock band created in a little Yakutian village called Khatassy near Yakutsk City. It applies Yakut ethno tunes in its performance. 103’s salt is the use of a khomus (Yakut Jew’s harp). Amazing sound! Local experts say these guys may repeat Cholbon’s success and world crusade. Good fellows, indeed. Maybe, anyone wish to help and support them? Kidding, but, nevertheless, consider this chance. 103 is a must to see for live music fans. In Yakutsk you can catch them in the rock bar «Garage.» P.S….

It seems like I won’t be ever tired of promoting Albina Degtyareva, a bright representative of the Yakut national (khomus/jews harp) music, and her Ayarkhaan team. I really like the music of the world (or world music) and she is in the top list of music artists a must to listen to. She produced many music albums — solo and with her band «Ayarkhaan.» You can come across her tracks on many download music websites and see her khomus play in many YouTube videos. She’s got many fans,…