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  • Bembya Fedorov, A Legend About the Tsan 

    Churyumov, Anton; Okonova, Altana (2017-01-30)
    Bembya relays a legend about the tsan musical instrument as mentioned in Kim Shovunov’s book The Kalmyks as Part of the Cossacks: The Second Half of the 17-19 Century (1992). According to the legend, in the past the Kalmyks ...
  • Konstantin Lagaev, Dombra 

    Churyumova, Elvira; Terbish, Baasanjav (2015-04-30)
    According to Konstantin, dombra is not only a musical instrument, but its structure contains information on the history of the Kalmyks. For example, a hole in the middle represents Lake Baikal in Siberia; marks underneath ...
  • Arslan Shavgurov, Dombra Melodies 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2015-09-24)
    Arslan plays several melodies on a dombra, including Dargin, Chechen, Adygei, and Kalmyk melodies.Arslan relays that according to a legend, the Russian balalaika originates from the Kalmyk dombra. One day Peter the Great ...
  • Arslan Shavgurov, A Dombra Concert 

    Churyumova, Elvira (2016-01-22)
    The concert shown in this video is performed by the Kalmyk National Symphonic Orchestra. The soloist is Arslan Shavgurov, an Honored artist of Kalmykia. The composer and director is Savr Kataev. The concert consists of ...