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  • Ak Jang Ritual 2, 'White Belief’ Ritual 2 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    At the beginning of the Ak Jang clan ritual (Sary Bür), Arzhan Kӧzӧrӧkov requests blessings in traditional Altain verse form, using epic terminology, while sprinkling milk-vodka to spiritual participants - the temple’s ...
  • Ak Jang Ritual, 'White Belief’ Ritual 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    This clan ritual (Sary Bür) is held bi-annually by Ak Jang believers at open-air temples in secret mountain locations. Arzhan Kӧzӧrӧkov, a renowned epic-teller and shaman, draws on epic motifs and performance modes as Ak ...
  • Karakol 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    This jangar is the first song performed by female helpers (shabychi) in the Sary Bür Ak Jang ritual held above their natal village, Kulady. In it, they situate themselves in Kulady, in the Karakol valley. The project ...
  • Bisti Byrkan Jaaigan, 'Burkhan Created Us' 

    Pegg, Carole (World Oral Literature Project, 2013-04)
    This jangar song, performed by female helpers (shabychi) at bi-annual Ak Jang rituals held in a secret open-air mountain temple above their natal village Kulady, praises Burkhan, the Creator. The project builds on Pegg's ...

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