by Namgar

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Nikolaj Š. This is how folk-rock works! And this is how modern Buryat music should sound, too. If you're interested in either, you won't be disappointed.
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released January 11, 2009


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Namgar Russia

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. ... more

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Track Name: Tunka

Warm is the water in the river, birds splash at the shore
Seeing you pleased, our dear match-makers, makes us so glad
Warm is the water in the river, ducks play at the shore
Seeing you well and prosperous makes us so glad!

   * Тunka - district in Buryatiya
Track Name: Medley-two yokhors
 2. Medley - Two Yokhors

There are great many days in this world
Yet there are but a few to spend time with friends
Let us come get together
Let us have fun together

My sisters and brothers are so far away
Yet they are most close to my heart
I miss them and think how to meet them as road is tough
Between us, there's Lake Baykal, there are mountain ridges
Track Name: Orphan camel colt
3. Orphan Camel Colt

At the edge of the mountain ridge path
The orphaned white camel colt weeps
When the frost is so violent that trees crack
The white camel colt seeks for grass under snow where the herd has just passdweeps
Track Name: Whisper-rain
4. Whisper-rain
Down the valley in bloom silky whisper of rain
From the thick fog emerges
Not the cold shower but a wonderful cosmic stream
Your quiet voice, soothing words
Clear my heart
Track Name: Yundengogo
5. Yundengogo*

The way he walks is positive and self-assured
The way he wears his hair is three tails touching shoulders
The way he was born is care-free handsome guy
The unrivaled Yundengogo

Now that he says the wind blows in the back of his head
Now that he wears warm sheepskin and aroma oil to be the best
Now I say, you were born way too handsome guy
My husband Yundengogo

   * Yundengogo - a man's name
Track Name: Aspiration
6. Aspiration

Let empty daydreams be far from my mind
As northern winds
Never covering my path with dust.
Let the free songs of the great wide open flow

Let the star tell me when
My only wish comes true
Strong as a strong rain can be
So that I may only sing songs of joy
Track Name: Medley-lake bunting & yokhor
 7. Medley -Lake Bunting & Yokhor
Lake bunting sings while circling up above
In memories of my homeland I roam restless
Lake bunting chirps while circling up above
In memories of my love my heart aches

Till the sun burns let us dance ёokhor
Our singing joy and laughter
Till we are young let us dance ёokhor
   *Ёоkhor - Buryat national round dance
Track Name: River Jaraahai

Gladly the river Jaraahai runs babbling, turning around the mountain
High-pitched song my only daughter sang when leaving
My red-cheeked daughter stabbed my soul with her voice when going to marry

Streaming its waters in patterns the river Jaraahai runs, turning behind the mountain
My good-natured daughter has left to become someone else's
My, how her tears ran when singing her farewell songs

   * Zharaahain gol - the river's name

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