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Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Toimituksia 248

Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 248

Jarkko Niemi & Anastasia Lapsui

Network of songs. Individual songs of the Ob' Gulf Nenets: Music and local history as sung by Maria Maksimovna Lapsui

Maria Maksimovna Lapsui

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My mother had an extraordinarily rich repertoire of songs. I listened to these songs all my childhood. I feel that they are greetings and words, left by the generation that lived before my time, that generation of my people to whom I am grateful for my arrival in this world. For me, the songs sung by my mother are a source of dreams and inspiration. Such gems they are that I cannot admire them enough nor listen to them enough.

Anastasia Lapsui

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This publication is an attempt to present a Nenets song repertoire performed by a Nenets singer Maria Maksimovna Lapsui. It includes the documentation of the song repertoire as linguistic and musical text, an analysis and discussion of the structural level of the songs as representatives of the Nenets singing style and indigenous Arctic music of western Siberia. An attempt is also made to understand these songs as a reflection of a social network and historical environment of a small Nenets village. For the most part, these songs are so called individual songs.

Jarkko Niemi

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Sound file / Äänitiedosto: mp3 (142 kb)

Music / Nuotit: pdf, gif (1014 x 962 px)