Workshop $40 each $50 for show and one workshop, $80 for show and both workshops
Tickets Can Be Purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or through the Wellsprings Office
Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is the foremost master of the khomus, a type of jaw harp from the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). When she was just seven years old, Yuliyana began studying the khomus from her mother. She joined the Sakha folk group Ayarkhaan, and the group toured several international festivals, captivating thousands of world music fans with their distinct melodic sound. Today, Yuliyana performs solo and teaches khomus enthusiasts all over the world. Her repertoire is versatile, featuring traditional singing and folk melodies accompanied by the khomus. Yuliyana's voice and khomus blend to create unique harmony that often evokes feelings of profound wonder. Audiences might hear the rustle of grass in the wind, the cry of a bird startled into the sky, and the quiet incantations of an ancient shamanic ritual. In 2019, Yuliyana joined renowned Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin on her first US tour. The experiences on this tour lead to the birth of a new project, Sounds of Siberia, which combines the traditional music of Sakha and Tuva. Nachyn Choreve is a soloist in the Tuvan State Philharmonic and founding member of Tuvan psychedelic rock band Hartyga. Nachyn began touring as a professional musician at just 16, and as a member of Hartyga has collaborated with musicians around the world. Together, Yuliyana and Nachyn transport listeners to the vast expanse of Siberia. Stretching from Tuva in the south to Yakutia in the north, Siberia is a land of mountains, deserts, plains, and tundra. Nachyn's mastery of the different styles of throat singing takes listeners to the taiga and mountain brooks of Tuva, while Yuliyana brings the sounds of the birds, reindeer, and winds of the endless tundra of Yakutia. At the same time throat singing emerged out of the Tuvan nomadic lifestyle, the khomus became the backbone of Yakutian culture and the tool of powerful shamans. When heard together, these two musical styles are a transformational experience.
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