Music of Kalmykia


Music of Kalmykia
Music of Russia:

Caucasian music

Genres Bards - Classical music - Hip hop - Jazz - Opera - Rock
Awards MTV Russia Music Awards
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National anthem "National Anthem of Russia"
Caucasian music
Abkhazia - Republic of Adygea - Armenia - Astrakhan - Azerbaijan - Chechnya - Dagestan - Georgia - Ingushetia - Kalmykia - Krasnodar - Ossetia - Rostov
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Kalmykia is a national republic within the Russian Federation. The music of Kalmykia has its roots in the musical culture of Oirats, slightly influenced by Turkic, Caucasian and Russian music and instrumentation. Traditional instruments include the dombra, which is used to accompany dance music. The state folk ensemble Tulpan was formed in 1937 to promote traditional Kalmyk music.

Epic bard and throat singer Okna Tsagaan Zam is a Kalmyk that performs the ancient Oirat epic Jangar. He usually accompanies himself on the dombra, but has been known to have the accompaniment of the Mongolian morin huur while singing the epic.