Siberian Duet: Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Aidyn Byrtaan-ool

When: Tue., July 23, 7-8:30 p.m. 2019

Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is the foremost master of the khomus, a style of jaw harp from the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). She began studying the khomus from her grandmother when she was just seven years old. Today, Yuliyana is a solo performer and teacher of khomus enthusiasts all over the world. Her repertoire is versatile, featuring traditional singing and folk melodies accompanied by the khomus. Aidyn Byrtaan-ool is a student of legendary Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ool Ondar, who is best known for his role in the 1999 film Genghis Blues. The collaboration between Yuliyana and Aidyn transports 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 ... Show opens with a performance of Middle-Eastern/Balkan string music by Gary Kalar on çumbush & Phil Murphy on oud.

Price: $10 suggested donation.