Category Archive for: Culture

Culture: Altai Kai Throat Singing

From Wikipedia: The Altay or Altai are a Turkic people living in the Altai Republic and Altai Krai in southern Siberia, Russia. Altai and Khakassia Throat Singing: Tuva’s neighbouring states, the Altai Republic to the west, and Khakassia to the northwest, have developed forms of throat singing called ‘’kai’’, or ‘’khai’’. In Altai, this is used mostly for epic poetry performance, to the accompaniment of topshur. Altai narrators (“kai-chi”) perform in kargyraa, khöömei…

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Culture: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Besides documenting our epic roadtrip from London to Mongolia, this website also serves as a platform to showcase interesting local cultures along route. First off, the tradition of Bride Kidnapping in Central Asia. From Wikipedia: Ala kachuu (Kyrgyz: ала качуу) is a form of bride kidnapping still practised in Kyrgyzstan. The term can apply to a variety of actions, ranging from…

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Culture: Turkey Oil Wrestling

Yes this is one of the missions we are going to tackle to raise money for our charity! Please pledge and make this happen! From Wikipedia: Oil wrestling (Turkish: yağlı güreş), also called grease wrestling, is the Turkish national sport. It is so called because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil. The term “güreş” is shared with other forms of wrestling practiced by…

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