See 16 photos of A Black Crane, the new Sakha Theater play premiered on Feb. 20, 2010. Director is Ivan Gogolev.

A Black Crane is a new Sakha Theater play premiered on Feb. 20, 2010. Director is Ivan Gogolev. By the courtesy of the Sakha Theater administration.

Hannes, many thanks for sharing with the slideshow video, and it’s really great to hear that you liked the the journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold.

Famous Yakut singers and musicians, Legentej, Klavdia and Guerman Khatylaevs, Albina Degtyareva, Ayarkhaan and others, decided to support the Olympic Games movement. They performed Scorpions’ hit «We are the champions!» in the Yakut (Sakha) language. The video was shot in the ice tunnel «The Kingdom of Everlasting Permafrost» in Yakutsk, Yakutia/Siberia in January 2010. Hope YouTube

I have an US-based friend on Facebook. His name is Sid Korn. A few days ago he informed me that he created the slideshow using my pictures of the recent road trip to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold. Here it is.

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,…

Song: Taptal (Love) Performance: Jeada (Egor Vasiliev) Lyrics: Jeada (Egor Vasiliev) Music: Nikolay Mikheev Director: Konstantin Timofeev Camera-man: Ivan Semyonov So… WHO IS JEADA? Real name: Gosha Vasiliev. Born in Yakutia’s Megino-Kangalassky region. Age: still young; just graduated from high school. Worshiped by Yakutian teenagers for his song texts and life perception. His hit «Min Sakhabin» (I am a Sakha) created a real furor in 2005. He sings in the Sakha language mainly. The song lyrics: