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Khomas (Jaws Harp) workshop, SOAS, 26 April

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:06 am
by Charlie
email bulletin sent by Misha Maltsev:

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AHRC RESEARCH CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCE/DEPARTMENT OF ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

KHOMUS /MOUTH HARP/ WORKSHOP

SPIRIDON SHISHIGIN, world famous khomus virtuoso from Republic of Sakha-Yakutia in Siberia, is giving an exclusive workshop for anyone interested in this most ancient musical instrument.

Khomus is an instrument with spiritual and healing effects. The area around Lake Baikal is not only the home of the Turks, Mongolian and Tartar peoples, but also the original home of the mouth harp. From here the instrument has spread almost all over the world. The Sakha people say that the khomus /mouth harp/ has been their means of expression, central to their existence, for at least three thousand years.

Spiridon has been propagating the khomus music for almost 30 years, improving the performing technique and the methods of playing. At this workshop he will give a brief history of khomus in Siberia, and dedicate most of the time to the practical side – specifics of Siberian khomus and the unique playing techniques.

The free workshop will take place from 6 pm, 26th April 2007, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Room G2, University of London, Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
More information: 07899846292

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:36 am
by Gordon Moore
I hope someone goes and records it for me. This is just what I've been waiting for ;)