:: Title :: Motuona (Matrėna)
:: Genre :: degeren yryata, satirical song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Popov, Aleksei Leont'evich [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 13 (00:02:28)
:: 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 - A style common to the whole country. The story is the same as the "Our Goodman." [Source: Tape notes]
0 - Aleksei Popov (b. 1923), from Megino-Kangalasskii ulus (district), Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
0 - Recorded in Moscow in 1957.
0 - Transcription in: Alekseyev 1964, pp. 17-18.
:: Collection :: Soviet Union 1964

 

 

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