Friday, August 11, 2017

Elezan Sabantuy 2017

I was blessed with the good fortune of being able to attend the annual Sabantuy in Elezan, Penza, in the Russian Federation. Elezan is the largest Tatar village in Russia with roughly 16,000 inhabitants. This village also has many mosques, I believe about a dozen, the newest one is gleaming and sizable. Many women in Elezan wear scarves and it would be accurate to say it is a conservative religious community. It is also visibly wealthy, with a hard working population and high quality homes to match. The people of Elezan are very friendly and speak the Tatar language freely. I hope to return someday. It's a very pretty and interesting place.

San Francisco Sabantuy 2017

This is just a brief taste of the high quality performances that our guests presented. They did a fantastic show at the Sabantuy event itself and then this bit above is from our community building (bina)on the day after Sabantuy. July 10, 2017. Burlingame California

Friday, February 17, 2017

ilyas Bulәk

Scotch Stamps - Tatar Music Compilation

Now this tape was a bit of a challenge. The source tape is rotting, moldy and twisted. Any attempt to reduce noise reduced far too much of the "essential" audio range. If you can tolerate the "dirtyness" of the recording, it has some of the most interesting content of them all. This may be a last gasp for this tape. Enjoy...

and why is it called "Scotch Stamps"?  Because it's a Scotch tape with postage stamps on the cover.

Tapşıru 3 - Tatar Music Compilation