The work of all together 4 years (2009-2012) – the triptych ???Mystical Birds of Ancient Kuzhebar??? is finished now.
It is pyrography on wood with carved elements
Kuzhebarian tales say about three mystical birds, who are providers of different power-sorces. For mortals, however, the birds were dangerous and indifferent at the same time. One of them symbolizes darkness, another light and the third one wisdom.
Kuzhebarian people believed that each of these birds come to each person one time a life and everybody has to choose with which of them to be connected. People give their emotions, intentions and thoughts like food to the birds and birds provide them a power they have. One gives the power to complain or to be angry, another the power to be joyful and to laugh, and the third one provides access to wisdom and omniscience.
Julia Surba on work
Krutushka festival is one of the best ethnic music festivals running in Russian Federation. For the 4th time it took place near Kazan (the capital of Tatarstan) at a nice remote place surrounded by forest and unique blue lakes.
People who are responsible for the music on the festival are very good musicians (band Khool Zhingel) and this is the reason that the musical program is so interesting and presents wide range as of traditional folk music of former USSR and abroad as of contemporary ethnic music and world fusion scene.
Nadishana-Gorelik Duo enriched the festival program with beatiful compositions and breathtaking improvisations.
fotos of this report are made by Julia Surba, Tatjana Uskova, Anton Tarantei, Vyacheslav Embaturov, Evgeny Kuzovov
Khubonannuh is a protecting spirit of a small island in Gulf of Siam of the South China Sea.
The legends say that this spirit is very big and its body enrings the island like a snake. The head of Khubanannuh is on the western part of the… island and its tail goes to the sea, creating boarders of its posessions – the protected living zone for people, animals and plants. In the morning one can see strange traces on the sand of the seashore. People say it is Khubanannuh coming out of the sea to check its land.
Khubanannuh is very kind to all beengs of the island but can be very dangerous for those who come with bad intentions. Last time Khubonnanuh has a new duty – to protect the island against commercial tourism and the spirit seems to be really competent in it.:)
tuneable Shaman drum "Time Feeding", 2011
goal skin, diameter 43 cm
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Nadishana – altaian khomus
Armin Metz – 6-string bass
According to ancient Kuzhebar mythology, the Gurgang tree starts to glow 2 times a year. That happens during the periods of maximal solar activity. Traditionally in that time the "Shuol Khymat " ritual takes place near that tree.
Live at Krutushka festival 2011 (Tatarstan, Russia)
Small pho report from Krutushka:
Shaman Drum with pyrography on holder and beater, diameter 43cm
adjustable shaman drum ??? David&Roman Drums
pyrography ???Julia Surba
You can order this kind of shaman drums here