- Music of Altai
Altay Republicis a region in Russia, composed primarily of ethnic Russiansand Altaians. Prominent modern performers include the Alexei G. Kalkin, who performs epics like " Maadai Kara".
The Ministry of Culture of the Altay Republic operates several folklore organizations dedicating to preserve traditional culture, including music and dance; each is dedicated to a particular region. These regions include
Ust-Kansky, Ongudai, Kosh-Agach, Ust-Kok, Tchemalskys, Shebalino, Gorno-Altaisk, Tchoisky, Turachaksk, Ulaganskyand Maiminsky.
Traditional instruments from Altay include:
Amirgi-Marok: a wind instrumentused to coax deer
Adishi-Marok: a wind instrument made of birch bark
Ikili: a stringed instrumentwith a long neck and strings made from animal sinews and played with a bow
Komus: a Jew's harpmade of wood traditionally, though now more frequently metal
Shagay: a wind instrument made from the bones of a sheep
Shagur: a wind instrument made of wood with holes on the side
Shatra: a rattle
Shoor: a long wind instrument, similar to a flute.Ergek shoor, tuyuk shoor, achyk shoor, altyn shoor.
Topshur: two-stringed instrument, carved from pineand covered with leather, using strings made from horse-tails and tuned to an interval of a fourth
Ungurek: a wind instrument made of clay
The performance of traditional epics, accompanied by the topshur, is an important part of Altay music. These are usually narrated in a
falsettovoice and enunciated in the low bass register. They are pentatonicand include melismatics. Performers include N. Ulagashev, P. Kutshiyakand Deley, while more modern vocalists include Aleksey Kalkin, S. Aetenov, Shunu Yalatov, Tovar Tchetsiyakov, Tanishpai Shinshin.
The most popular traditional musician from Altay may be
Nohon Shumarov, from Yaman, a small village in the mountains, who worked in theater in Gorno Altayskbeginning in 1977. He now works at the School of Classical Music, which is the only institution of its kind in the region to teach traditional music. He has performed across Russia and Central Asia, as well as far away as Vietnam, Germany, Latvia, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerlandand Lithuania.
* [http://www.last.fm/tag/altai Last.FM "Altai" tag]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Altai Republic — Республика Алтай (Russian) Алтай Республика (Altay) Republic … Wikipedia
Music in the Altai Republic — Music of Russia Genres classical folk psytrance pop hip hop author song rock History (Soviet music) Awards Pesnya Goda, MTV RMA, RAMP, Silver Galosh Charts … Wikipedia
Altai Khairkhan — Altai Khairkan Алтай Хайрхан Altai Khairkhan in Paris, June 2010. From left to right : P.Lkhamjav, S.Pürevjav, L.Lkhamragchaa. Background information Origin … Wikipedia
Music of Russia — Genres Classical Pop Rock Jazz Bard VIA Chanson Hip hop Psytrance Specific forms Religious music Bell ringing … Wikipedia
Music of Buryatia — Music of Russia: Central Asian music Genres Bards Classical music Hip hop Jazz Opera Rock Awards MTV Russia Music Awards Charts Festivals Bard Music Festival … Wikipedia
Music of Xinjiang — Music of China Timeline General topics Traditional Chinese instr … Wikipedia
Music in the Tyva Republic — Music of Russia: Central Asian music Genres Bards Classical music Hip hop Jazz Opera Rock Awards MTV Russia Music Awards Charts Festivals … Wikipedia
Music in the Republic of Khakassia — Music of Russia: Central Asian music Genres Bards Classical music Hip hop Jazz Opera Rock Awards MTV Russia Music Awards Charts Festivals … Wikipedia
Music of Nepal — Music of Nepal: Topics Ethnic music Newa music Gurung music Tamang music Khas music Mithila music Sunuwar music Magar music Bhojpuri music Sherpa music Thakali music Chepang music Rai music Tibetan music Lepcha music Limbu music Kusunda music… … Wikipedia
Music of the Philippines — Music of Southeast Asia Brunei Cambodia … Wikipedia