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  • Photographs 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2010)
  • Maadai Kara 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    Elbek Kalkin, a ‘with-spirit’ (eelü) epic-teller, is son of the famous Telengit bard A. G. Kalkin. In this heroic epic, Khan Maadai Kara’ son (Kӧgüdei Mergen – Heavenly Archer) is raised by the spirit-owner of Altai. When ...
  • Ai sürlü, 'The Moon is Beautiful' 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    This is not a ritual song and is therefore performed after rather than during the ritual. The Moon and Sun are revered by Ak Jang practitioners. The project builds on Pegg's research undertaken in the Mountain Altai since ...
  • Küreebiske jaragai, 'May our Mountain-Temple enjoy' 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    This jangar song assumes that the temple, with its stone altars, birch poles, and prayer-flags is alive and therefore able to enjoy the ritual. The project builds on Pegg's research undertaken in the Mountain Altai since ...

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