vocals, yataga, khomus
chanza, back vocals
Namgar grew up in the small siberian village of Kunkur, in Buryat Republic (Russian Federation), by the Mongolian border. She plays a fusion of Buryat and Mongolian tradition mixed with modern folk elements. Namgar’s striking, sweeping voice transforms rarely heard ancient melodies from Siberia. When she sings traditional Buryat and Mongolian songs they evoke the Big Steppe with its stark beauty, Buddhist wisdom, and shamanic rituals. Accompanied by traditional and modern instruments, Namgar performs songs of her ancestors.