Buryats from Inner Mongolia (China)

This group known as “Nongjiya” are Buryats from Inner Mongolia, an area known to them as Shenehen. Their people escaped Russia during the Civil War (1917 – 1921), or during Stalin’s repressions. (1930’s) I recognize a couple of the songs, as I have heard them here in Buryatia. There style is a bit different, and their clothing, although obviously Buryat is darker than anything I have seen in the Lake Baikal area. Buryat woman can really sing in a very high clear voice, I have never heard anything quite like it anywhere else. I do not know anything about the performance, accept that it is somewhere in China.

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