Folk Box: Buryats - people living by the Lake

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia.

The Buryats are one of the largest peoples inhabiting Siberia. They number 440.000 people.

For many thousands of years the Buryats have populated an almost mystical, sacral region, near a unique lake which is more resembling a sea. The lake bears the name of Holy Baikal, or ‘bagal dalai’ in Buryat, meaning ‘great, lofty and limitless’.

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