Thursday, October 5, 2017

Costumes des habitans de Tomsk en Sibérie. Jeune fille de Kazan" von Danois nach Demoraine; unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; Paris 1846

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ay Bilbillim in the Park


I play in the streets of San Francisco. This is a (raw) version of Ay Bilbillim, September 2017. The accordion is the official instrument of the City of San Francisco and the public of this city are very welcoming to accordion music.. Most people just walk up to you and say thank you or they thumbs-up out a passing car window...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tatar Folk Ornamentation - Book


1794 Mişär Tatar Women


Published in Voyages de M. P. S. Pallas en differentes provinces de l'empire de Russie, et dans l'Asie septentrionale. (Maradan, Paris 1788–1793).

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


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Filarmoniya Konsert - Tatar - Bashkir





The video below is a combination of the two above tapes.  Both tapes are named - Filarmoniya