Monday, June 29, 2015

Tatarstan products on Amazon

hashtag tatarstan stickers 4 for 5 bucks
There are several Tatarstan related items for sale on  Some are good.  Some not so good.
I heart Tatarstan stickers - 3 for 5 bucks.

Bus Ride Around Kazan

Just something from youTube. This is a 42 minute bus ride around Kazan, Capitol of Tatarstan.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Visit to Kazan on the Trans-Siberian-Railway

Bashkir Musical Performance

башкорт йыры 2012 Bashkir Songs 2012

This is a Winter concert. Father Frost makes repeated appearances. Some of the songs are just lovely. Some are terrible, weak keyboard pop. It's interesting to listen to the Bashkir language with a Tatar ear. The two languages are so similar that they are practically dialects of the same language. Tatars enjoy singing Bashkir folk songs and Vise Versa. This video is just over Three and a half hours in duration.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ilham Shakirov Jubilee tribute concert

Концерт, посвященный юбилею Ильгама Шакирова 14 Февраля 2015г.
uploaded by youTube user: Филармония Г.Тукая
Valentine's Day 2015

Altai-Kai - Кара-суу - Kara Su

Altai-Kai - Ойно, ойно, Алтай (Играй, играй, Алтай)

Due to its isolated position in the Altai Mountains and contact with surrounding languages, the classification of Altai within the Turkic languages has often been disputed. Because of its geographic proximity to the Shor and Khakas languages, some classifications place it in a Northern Turkic subgroup. Due to certain similarities with Kyrgyz, it has been grouped with the Kypchak languages. A more recent classification by Talat Tekin places Southern Altai in its own subgroup within Turkic and groups the Northern Altai dialects with Lower Chulym and the Kondoma dialect of Shor.

Altai Kai - Кай кожонг

The Altai are a Turkic people living in the Siberian Altai Republic
very interesting and beautiful music