Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK SONGS)

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Created: 2014-09-19 14:52
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: Kalmyk folk songs are imbued with deep historical, cultural, and aesthetic meanings and layers. Notable and tragic events, the fate of various people, famous and ordinary alike, ideals, hopes, and desires: all have found their reflection in folk songs. Folk songs have been performed during rituals and ceremonies, as well as in the context of everyday life. They include a variety of themes, including historical, religious, educational, wedding, love, and other themes. In terms of the size of melodic lines, folk songs can be divided into the following types: long songs, hymns , lyrical songs, and songs performed with a dombra (musical instrument).
Today hymns and long song are not so well remembered, and the melodies of many old songs have been modified by modern performers. In contrast, lyrical songs and songs sung with dombra still enjoy great popularity among the Kalmyks.
 

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Alexandra Sangadzhieva, A Song-Curse

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Alexandra relays a story that she heard from her mother about how the Kalmyks were sent to exile on 28 December 1943. Afterwards she recites a few lines from a song that curses...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK SONGS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 12 May 2018


Alexandra Sangadzhieva, Folk Songs

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Song 1: ‘Duuna, Duuna Modn’. Towering up, the trees are swinging in distance. Why do I love and hate you at the same time? You put on a woolen shawl with brushes. I have been...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK SONGS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 12 May 2018


Alexandra Sangadzhieva, Gurvn Kevyuna Dun

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The song is about three boys who left their homes in pursuit of knowledge. Being from wealthy families, two of them did not study well. The third, who was from a poor family,...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK SONGS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 12 May 2018


Anna Azvanova, Eezhin Dun, A Folk Song

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Lyrics:
From the side where the sun rises
A patterned silk shawl flies
My mother who became the Sun
I will remember her throughout my life

At the top of the ‘turned back’...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK SONGS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 19 Jul 2018


Anna Shurguchinova, Maria Mudzhikova, Tsetsgyarich, Khal'mg Min'

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In this video Anna and Maria sing a new song called Tsetsgyarich, Khal'mg Min'.
The lyrics are as follows:
‘Sitting around the table,
Let’s praise the new time!
We will meet...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (FOLK SONGS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 10 Jun 2018


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