Travel to Siberia on Saturday, January 4 aboard the Payomet Express! Join us at Wellfleet Preservation Hall and traverse the great northern expanse with “Sounds of Siberia” featuring Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Nachyn Choreve, virtuosos whose music underscores the power of nature and the timeless connections between humanity and the universe.
Nachyn’s mastery of different styles of throat singing takes listeners to the Taiga and mountain brooks of Tuva in the south of this vast region, while Yuliyana’s artistry on the khomus (jaw harp) brings the sounds of the birds, reindeer, and winds of the endless tundra of Yakutia to the north. As throat singing emerged out of the Tuvan nomadic lifestyle, the khomus became the backbone of Yakutian musical culture and the tool of powerful shamans. When heard together, these two musical styles evoke the grandeur and impermanence of the natural world.
About Yuliyana Krivoshapkina + Nachyn Choreve:
Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is a virtuoso in the art of the khomus, the national instrument of the Sakha Republic. The khomus functions much like a jaw harp, but with a strikingly expansive range and volume. Yuliyana’s skill allows her to play across about three octaves. Her music draws inspiration from the power of nature and the wisdom and traditions of the Yakut people to portray the timeless connection between humanity and the universe.
Nachyn Choreve is a soloist in the Tuvan State Philharmonic and founding member of the Tuvan psychedelic rock band Hartyga. Nachyn began touring as a professional musician when he was just 16, and as a member of Hartyga he has collaborated with musicians around the world.