Kӧk ӧlӧng bazhy, 'The Blue Grass’s Head'
This jangar song, performed by female helpers (shabychy) at bi-annual Ak Jang rituals held in a secret open-air mountain temple above their home village Kulady, praises the nature of Altai. The project builds on Pegg's research undertaken in the Mountain Altai since 2002. It includes audio-vidual recordings of living endangered traditions related to heroic epic performance. These include 'requests for blessings' and Jangar songs performed within Ak Jang (White Belief) clan rituals held in open-air temples (Küree) in secret mountain locations. Also included is a video recorded by Pegg prior to the WOLP project of the epic 'Maadai Kara' performed by a contemporary 'With Spirit' (Eelü) bard.
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