There is a bunch of local friends, who love hiking through the real Siberian taiga near Yakutsk in summer. On June 6, 2006, three of them, Artem, Kallamish and Sergey went into the forest as usual. That time they decided to hike around the famous Kyjma Lake. Not a good place for BBQ, believe me. Kyjma is the place where a long time ago a shaman lived and died. At present young people do not have faith in the power of shaman and his everlasting presence on the…

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:

This video I shot a year ago on Dec. 7, 2008. It was minus 40C only. It has 15679 views on YouTube. This is a big number to me.

It takes a set of brass balls to drive over this thing. 570 meter (1870 feet) long Vitim River bridge. The bridge is 15 meters above the water and has no railings. Located in Yakutia. By now the video from passing through the bridge on the Vitim River has got over a million hits on the Internet. The video became as the Internet meme.