Kalmyks (Oirats) - are part of the Western Mongolian ethnos, living on the territory of modern Russia. Tatiana Dordzhieva and Maria Beltsykova were deported to Siberia. The 2 energetic and charismatic grand mammas present here traditional Kalmyks songs (songs about the deportation of Kalmyks in 1943-1944) and Soviet Folklore.
This is the first collaboration between Ored Recordings
and Sub Rosa.
"In early November 2014 we went to Kalmykia. Our goal was the
local "Dzhangar" epic. The epic genre, as one of the most archaic,
can be called a basis for Kalmyk music culture. We met up with Maria
Beltsikova and Tatiana Dordzhieva in this village. On the day of our
meeting we were able to record more than twenty songs. In the
repertoire of Maria and Tatiana there have been religious Buddhist
songs, droning laments, ceremonial wedding songs, heroic ballads
about Kalmyks in the Patriotic War 1812, and, of course, Soviet
folklore. The songs of the "red" period was presented with a variety
of songs: praising the Communist Party and workers of the collective
farms and songs about the deportation of Kalmyks in 1943-1944."
Bulat Khalilov (Ored Recordings)