Chechen Popular Soviet Folk: Haron (2017) 320kbps
Ored Recordings recorded two artists performing Chechen songs and dance melodies: Movladi Yusupov and Haron Bolotbiev during their 1 day expedition to Grozny in March of 2016. We prepare for every expedition thoroughly, but that one was more like a random trip this time. Evgeny Kharlamov, a founder of Balaliker, invited us to join him on his trip. He wanted to get familiar with a Chechen plucked instrument Phandar and find artists and handicraftsmen for collaboration, while we hoped that our past impression of the region as a place where epic songs and the late Soviet traditional music were ultimately forgotten would vanish.