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Virlana Tkacz and Sayan Zhambalov talking to Shaman Bayir Rinchinov.
Photo by Alexander Khantaev

Shaman Bayir Rinchinov and his student Volodya during a ritual. Photo by Alexander Khantaev

Battuvshin, Badmahanda Aiusheyeva, Sayan Zhambalov and Erzhena Zhambalov of URAGSHA. Photo by Tom Lee

Battuvshin plays the morin khur
Photo by Watoku Ueno

Shaman Bayir Rinchinov decorates a birch tree during a ritual
Photo by Alexander Khantaev


at La MaMa E.T.C. in NYC
March 15 - April 1, 2001

Yara's new theatre piece is based on shaman rituals artists from Yara and the Buryat National Theatre witnessed in the villages of the Buryat Aginsk Region last summer. Located in Siberia near the borders Mongolia and China, this remote region, has preserved the most traditional forms of Buryat life. Obo: Our Shamaism is created by Virlana Tkacz, Sayan Zhambalov and Erzhena Zhambalov. It features traditional Buryat Mongolian music and performed by Battuvshin and the soaring vocals of Badmakhanda Aiusheyeva and Mariana Sadovska. Thurs-Sun at 8 PM, plus matineee Sunday at 3 PM. For tickets call La MaMa Box Office (212) 475-7710.
More on Yara's Obo: Our Shamanism
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More Yara's translations of shaman chants

at La MaMa La Galleria
March 21, 2001

A taste of traditional Buryat Mongolian songs, music and throat singing for opening of photo exhibit "Portariats of Siberian Shamans"
More on Uragsha's CD

at La MaMa Galleria, NYC
March 22- April 1, 2001

Exhibit of photographs by Siberian photographer Alexander Khantaev taken during Yara research expeditions to Buryatia. For information call (212) 475-7710.

URAGSHA - Sacred Music Series
at the Interfaith Center of New York
April 3, 2001

Lecture demonstration of traditional Buryat Mongolian songs, throat singing and shaman chants. Interfaith Center of New York, 4 East 30th St, NYC (212) 685-4242 ex 17 Tuesday 6:30 PM

at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
April 5, 2001

Sayan Zhambalov performs Buryat Mongolian shaman texts and masterpieces of the oral epic tradition accompanied by Erzhena Zhambalov, Battuvshin and Badmakhanda Aiusheyeva on traditional instruments. Translations in English by Sayan Zhambalov, Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps performed by Yara actors. Memorial Hall Pratt Insittute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Thursday, April 5, 6:30-7:30 PM. The Writers Live! Series is open to the public and free of charge. For information see

at World Music Institute, NYC
April 6, 2001

Concert of traditional Buryat Mongolian songs, music and throat singing. Amazing vocal techniques and virtuosic instrumentals. Last spring the Uragsha concert for World Music Institute was a huge hit and sold out. This time they will be performing at Symphony Space uptown on Broadway & 95th St. For tickets call (212) 545-7536.
More on Uragsha's CD

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