:: Title :: Uluu Elienini Uruiduubun (I'm Glorifying Great Lenin)
:: Genre :: d'ieretii yryata, eulogy song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Savvinova, Ekaterina Petrovna [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Unspecified (Unspecified), Armenia (unspecified) (Armenia)
:: Language :: Yakut
:: Culture :: Siberian, Turkic, Yakut
:: Session :: Yakut 8/64
:: Date :: 8/9/1964
:: Reference Information :: T1700.0, Track 4 (00:00:59)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Yakut sing only monody or unison in dance - never polyphonically - they sometimes sing with a two-tongued jaw's harp. The shamans have totally disappeared. The Yakut had a 3, 2, 1 stringed fiddle - not a traditional instrument - introduced by the Russian cultures - the one we saw was a yard long held against the belly. [Source: Tape notes]
2 - These Yakut songs were collected and given to Alan Lomax by Eduard Alexeev. They were originally recorded in Armenia, U.S.S.R., in 1962. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Another epic style - female singer, 23 years old - with a glottal stroke so strong it sounds like an ideophone - this is not the end of the whole piece - best of a period. Recorded in Moscow when the girl came to perform with some folksingers from Yakutia region in 1957 - the girl is a milkmaid. [Source: Tape notes]
0 - Ekaterina Savvinova (b. 1934), from the village of El'giai, Suntar ulus (district).
0 - Recorded in Moscow in 1957.
0 - Transcription in: Alekseyev 1964, pp.5-6; PFL, p. 192.
:: Collection :: Soviet Union 1964

 

 

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