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The stairs on which I step (VIDEO)

Toshkalme_toshkaltyshem_30-10-2017_01This is the song from the resent music album of Anna Mishina and Kristi Mühling. The duo Anna and Kristi combines ancient Eastern Mari songs with experimental Estonian kannel music.

Anna Mishina – voice, Kristi Mühling – Estonian chromatic kannel, Ivan Kamenshchikov – Mari iyagomyzh (a type of fiddle). Continue reading


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Arina “The Return of Spring”

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Finno-Ugric Day Concludes with Large Concert

h6imukontsert_trt_2016_08On October 15, a gala concert in the conference hall of the Tartu Estonian National Museum brought the Estonia state holiday, Day of Kindred (Finno-Ugric) Peoples, to an end.

The concert was opened by the Liv ensemble from Latvia “Kāndla” (Gusli). Continue reading

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Marina Sadova and the group “Kuat” from Mari El

At the gala concert of the VI International Finno-Ugric Festival of Youth Ethno-culture “Palezyan” (Rowan). Izhevsk, 23 September 2016.

Source: Национальная библиотека УР

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Between the Black and the Red Land

Sheme_joshkarTrailer of Galina Krasnoborova’s Mari-language film “Between the Black and the Red Land” with subtitles in English.

There is only one young woman and two old women left of the whole nation. These old women are dreaming of unattainable – of motherhood. One of the old women never had any children, the second – lost her newborn baby many years ago. And the abortion through the ritualistic suicide of the young pregnant woman reveals the most morbid corners of the souls of the old women, who were deprived of motherhood. Continue reading

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Joy Of Creation

Joy Of CreationEthnographic documentary
Running time: 47 min.
Translator: Jeremy BRADLEY, Mikhail DMITRIJEV
Announcer: John Sullivan
Sound post-production: Jevgeni CHERNOV
Film Director: Aleksei ALEKSEJEV

The Finno-Ugric peoples belong to a unique family of world cultures. Here, in the Orshanka District of the Mari El Republic, the founder of Mari drama was born: the playwright Yakov Shketan. Places commemorating him and his work can be found all over the district. A square in the center of the village of Orshanka carries his name. In 1968, a statue was erected in his honor. He is fondly remembered and revered by the Mari people, his life and his works are a shining moment in the history of Mari literature. Continue reading

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Mari at the University of Vienna

Documentary about activities connected with the Mari language at the University of Vienna. Mari with English or Russian subtitles.

Part One

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