Nadishana is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound designer from Siberia, who creates his own unique and innovative approach to world fusion music - the creative synthesis of different musical traditions of the world on the basis of contemporary technologies. Five millennia ago the Jew's harp was deve- loped out of the running reed in the Far East. Rooted in shamanistic or animistic cultures the metal type of the Jew's Harp was transmitted into the folkmusic of Medieval Europe. For a while the instrument even appeared in the composed chamber music at the courts. The industrial revolution made an end to the popularity of the instrument. A special reputation was maintained in the more agricultural regions of North-Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and Romania.
In the late 10th century the Arabic ambassador Ibn Fadlan wrote about the Vikings singing at a Viking burial ritual in his book Risala. Ibn Fadlad did not travel to Scandinavia, but he did travel to Volga, which is in modern-day Russia, and it was here he met the Rus' people. The Rus' people also referred to as Viking Rus are people from Scandinavia, that often traveled around in the eastern parts of Europe to raid and trade.
What they call taxi service in Yakutsk is usually just an independent call center cooperating for a fee with a lot of private drivers (that's only recently starting to change with several services buying and branding their own cars). Consequently, the cars often bear no taxi designation, have no meters, and the usual local mode of using taxi (probably influenced by winter colds) is not hailing one on the street, but calling the service citing your address, destination, and your phone number. The operator will call you back when the car arrives (usually within 5 min if your departure point is within the city center, expect to wait longer if you are further out, as well as around 9am, 1pm and 5pm). On the phone call, in order to identify the vehicle, it is usual for the driver to advise you of the license number, perhaps "556", disregarding any letters on the plate.
Upbeat, powerful music with Transylvanian traditional roots, with virtuoso Jew's harp (doromb in Hungarian) playing, heavy drums and emotional violin and vocals. Their music blends ethno and organic trance. Music for your dancing feet, your hungry soul and beating heart with strong Hungarian spirit.
Large Yakut khomus by Hristoforov offers great sound with a long and slow fading. Khomus. Actually I'm pretty sure the old name is jaw harp, and "Jew's harp" a misnomer. But as far as other Scots musicians are concerned I do know that Allan McDonald has recorded with it as has Lindsay Porteous of Fife, many times, plus Rod Paterson also plays one, as you can hear in the recordings of ‘Jock Tamson's Bairns'.
jew harp virtuoso
double jaw harp

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