Bisti Byrkan Jaaigan, 'Burkhan Created Us'
World Oral Literature Project
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Pegg, C. (2013). Bisti Byrkan Jaaigan, 'Burkhan Created Us' [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/244539
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This jangar song, performed by female helpers (shabychi) at bi-annual Ak Jang rituals held in a secret open-air mountain temple above their natal village Kulady, praises Burkhan, the Creator. The project builds on Pegg's research undertaken in the Mountain Altai since 2002. It includes audio-vidual recordings of living endangered traditions related to heroic epic performance. These include 'requests for blessings' and Jangar songs performed within Ak Jang (White Belief) clan rituals held in open-air temples (Küree) in secret mountain locations. Also included is a video recorded by Pegg prior to the WOLP project of the epic 'Maadai Kara' performed by a contemporary 'With Spirit' (Eelü) bard.
altai, ak jang (white belief), epic, algysh blessing
Museum, Kulady village, Karakol Valley, Ongudai region, Republic of Altai, Russian Federation
20 October 2010
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