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BLOG POST 7 - MY JOURNEY to KHOMUS WORLD or HOW I BEGAN to be a KHOMUSIST (part C)

Hello again!Last week I spoke about my early experience with khomus changed my life as a girl, in Sakha. This week I will continue about how khomus lead me from Sakha into a much bigger world!Exactly during that year, 2007, I graduated from Taatta...

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BLOG POST 6 - MY JOURNEY to KHOMUS WORLD or HOW I BEGAN to be a KHOMUSIST (part B)

I am happy to continue writing my story of ‘My journey to khomus world or how I began to be a KHOMUSIST, but I would rephrase it here as ‘My journey with Khomus’. Through khomus competitions and events, I started to meet established musicians...

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BLOG POST 5 - YHYAKH (PART B)

Hello again! I am continuing my previous post, on the topic of Yhyakh in Sakha! Let’s start today’s post by exploring the meaning of Yhyakh from ancient times: Tradition claims that the first Yhyakh was arranged by Elley Boothur. He arrived in...

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BLOG POST 4 - YHYAKH (PART A)

Maybe you already noticed from my previous BLOG POSTS that I am sometimes using the word ‘Yhyakh’. I am dedicating today’s writing to the topic of ’Yhyakh’. My reason for this is that today, my BLOG posting day falls by chance on exactly...

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BLOG POST 3 - MY JOURNEY to KHOMUS WORLD or HOW I BEGAN to be a KHOMUSIST (part A)

“One rainy summer day, a little girl of 14 years old was sitting near the TV, and from the screen enchanting sounds suddenly captivated her attention and brought her to the front of the screen. She saw that small metallic instrument on people’s...

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BLOG POST 2 - SAKHA (YAKUTIA)

On our earth there are so many unknown nationalities, cultures and languages. One of these unknown and hidden places is Sakha, which we call Olonkho land. I will make a separate blog post about ‘OLONKHO’ itself, as it is itself a whole UNIVERSE....

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BLOG POST 1 - INTRODUCTION

Since ancient times, shaman and she-shaman have played an important role in Sakha culture. In Sakha language, our word for she-shaman is ‘Udagan’. She-shaman are well known in our culture to be more powerful than male. Udagan can heal as well as...

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