Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Music of Kalmykia: Okna Tsahan Zam

The Republic of Kalmykia is the only country in Europe whose main religion is Buddhism in its Tibetan way, due to ancient migration of peoples from the East. It is part of the Russian Federation and it is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. Its culture and traditions are still in vigour today and they conserve typical aspects of central Asia folklore. Among those, there is a particular method of singing through which it is possible to express multiple sounds simultaneously. Okna Tsahan Zam is an interpreter of this Art.

I thank my friend Andrea for letting me know the following video belonging to Tim Cope Journeys Channel.