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In the Novgorod region ethnographers have found 110-year-old folk singer

September 13 2005
15:33

In the Novgorod region in an abandoned village ethnographers have found a 110-year-old folk singer. Unique singer was found during the folk-ethnographic expeditions to the farthest region of the Novgorod region - Kholmsk.

Divorced from the outside world village of Klina, where 110-year-old singer Anastasia Emelyanovna Grigorieva, folklorists traveled on cross-country.
Anastasia Grigorieva, seized their lives just three centuries and is considered the oldest resident of the Novgorod region, folklorists sang about a dozen authentic oleaginous and wedding songs and lyric maiden ditties.

The specialists found it difficult to determine the age of these songs and rhymes that are long-liver in the family handed down from generation to generation.

According to head of the Novgorod school of Russian folklore Marina Buryak,
unique digital audio recordings made by folklorists during the expedition to the remote villages of the district Kholmsk region are in the archive Novgorod school of Russian folklore, where they are accessible to all researchers of Russian folk song creation.

Currently in the archives of the Novgorod school of rare records are kept more than a thousand performers, made in folklore-ethnographic expeditions in the Novgorod region during the 20-odd years, RIA Novosti news agency.

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