On August 6, Thursday, the singer Namgar will perform in Erarta. Old nomad songs, hunters' legends and a lot more — for the first time in St. Petersburg!
A fusion of Buryat-Mongolian tradition and modern rock/jazz elements with haunting woman voice of Namgar, the Buryat star of traditional and modern music, and a blend of traditional and modern instruments that bring together images of the great wide open and modern drive.
The heart of the group, Namgar whose name means “white cloud”, grew up in a tiny village of Kunkur near the border crossing of Mongolia, at Siberia (Buryat Republic).
Namgar Lhasaranova’s voice is as immense as her Siberian homeland. The Buryat vocalist/instrumentalist fronts the group Namgar, which fuses traditional Buryat and Mongolian music of its region. Buryatia, a republic of Russia — with elements of pop, jazz, folk, ambient soundscapes and art-rock that doesn’t sound quite like anything else. Lhasaranova’s impressive vocal range can go from playful and childlike to gigantic and soaring within the space of a few minutes.The band uses traditional Mongolian instruments, including the yatag (a 13-stringed zither), the chanza (a three-stringed lute) and the morin khuur (a two-stringed bowed instrument), along with electric bass and drums to craft its unique sound, which it has been taking to festival stages around the world from Norway to Malaysia to the United States since forming in 2005.The melodic music Namgar creates was passed down to Lhasaranova from her grandparents and father, who sang to her as a child. The inventive arrangements are new, but the stories told in the songs are as old as the indigenous Buryats themselves, with tales and myths of ancient Mongol fighters, champions, horses and famous battles.
* Please note that on the day of the event tickets can be purchased only at the museum ticket office.