OTYKEN is a project of Andrey Medonos, producer and director of the Ethnographic Museum in Krasnoyarsk. Оtyken is a Siberian indigenous music group. The marvelous combination of traditional musical instruments and modern arrangement will definitely entertain you! Our mystical throat singing, special elemental vocals, enchanting sounds of vargan (jaw harp), khomys, morinhur, leather drums will take you to the wild thickets of the Siberian taiga.
We sing our songs in Khakass, Chulyms and Russian (sometimes). In our songs you can hear the great history of the Siberian indigenous national crafts. Our musicians (Chulyms) will tell you about their usual daily life: collecting herbs and pine cones, moving through wild taiga for hunting, apiary work, preparing gear for night fishing. According to one version, the Chulyms are the ancestors of the Japanese Ainu and the indigenous peoples of North America. According to another version, the Chulyms are an ancient Turkic tribe. The Chulyms live along the Chulym River in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
The Otyken has triumphed in different international festivals and has an enormous amount of fans in all over the world. The magical power of our music will heal your soul and your body as well, and it can even send you into a trance!
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Writer, composer: Andrey Medonos
Sound engineer: Dmitry Kruzhkovsky
Museum of Honey and Ethnography in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia)
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Your attention is presented the title track from the album “Phenomenon”. The name does not mean the phenomenon of the OTYKEN group or its music, but the manifestation of the spiritual, true light in the heart of every person. In this song, we tried to convey the idea of the soul’s desire for the light that we need both in joy and in sorrow. We sing when we are sad and when we have fun. Human life is dynamic and consists of ups and downs. In difficult time, we need support. We are looking for someone to rely on. Sometimes true friends help us, sometimes relatives do. But there are times when we can rely only on ourselves and on the Almighty.
Our songs will be delivered to the moon as part of the international project “The Lunar Codex”. It is a scientific space program sponsored by NASA and Space X that uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music and more in time capsules and sent to the moon. The amazing, cosmic message in a bottle for future generations!
The Griffin astrobot lander, carrying a Polaris time capsule containing OTYKEN songs, is expected to reach the south lunar pole by 2024. The technology used to digitize the music will keep the compositions “Genesis”, “Storm” and “My Wing” alive for 1,000,000 years.
Chulyms are the lords of honey and great beekeeping masters. Their method of extracting honey has not changed from ancient times to the present days. Here you can buy wild honey from Siberia. As our wild honey is not contacted with any kinds of metal and plastic, it keeps its original energy. We use strong sealed packaging (glass, wood) and carefully pack the parcels. You will receive the products safe and sound. Watch the video with subtitles of girls extracting honey. The profit is directed to the development of the OTYKEN group and other folk projects.
1 kg of natural wild honey contains wax, propolis, perga, cedar resin. Comes with a gift bag with the OTYKEN logo and a cedar spoon. Store in a dry place indefinitely.
1 kg of natural wild honey in combs. Honey is packed in a cedar box with a lid. Contains wax, perga, propolis, cedar resin. Store in a dry place indefinitely.
1 kg natural wild honey from the hollow. Contains wax, pollen, propolis. Store in a dry place for 2 years. (This is a durable glass jar that won't break on the road)
Wild honey 260 gr, angelica honey 260 gr, pine cone jam 420 gr, wild berry sweets 250 gr, taiga tea 70 gr, fir oil 100 gr, cedar spoon. Delicious, healthy, fragrant set.
Black Cotton T-shirt. EU size S-XXL. The bird is a pteradactyl. Otyken is a sacred place. Production time 1 week.
Black baseball cap with a flat peak. Quality handmade. Production time 1 month. Regulator - plastic rivet.
Black baseball cap with peaked peak. Quality handmade. Production time 1 month. Regulator - metal buckle.
The volume is 256 mb. MP3 format. Album PHENOMENON (12 songs), made in China.
Hakaida is inspired by the rich oriental culture, both her own and other peoples of Siberia and the Far East. In addition to skillful, virtuoso playing leather drums, she is fond of artistic images and the search of meaning in the synthesis of man and nature. The paintings are made of propolis canvases from bee hives. Acrylic paint is mixed with pollen. Only natural materials were used.
Visualization of the spiritual aura of the East, the animation of nature as a living organism. Author: OTYKEN drummer Hakaida; Date: 03/16/2023; Name: Aura; Frame included 52x42 cm.
Have you ever experienced that feeling when you have already been in a similar situation before? Presumably, yes. Each of us has. This impressive painting takes you back to the core memory, the specific moment from the past where it all started. The composition consists of bright and deep colours, that help to contrast very well. Author: OTYKEN drummer Hakaida. Date: 12.24.2022. Title: Deja Vu. Frame (included): 52x42 cm.
Everyone needs an occasional distraction from everyday life and reality. And the best way to do that is to immerse yourself in art. The moon has always excited the minds of people. There were even myths about its mysterious influence on humans, found in almost all peoples of the world. Hakaida depicted the Moon as a lonely celestial body, in the other words, "a friend of all dreamers". Author: OTYKEN drummer, Hakaida. Date: 12/27/2022. Title: Full Moon. Frame (included): 42x52 cm.
In this painting everyone can find something close to him. Memories are the ghost of the past and the base of the present. Nature is the catalyst of memory. Sometimes we can only remember important things and precious moments alone with ourselves or at the moment of contemplation. In everyday hustle and bustle we drive our memories away like annoying flies. Author: OTYKEN drummer, Hakaida. Date: 02/11/2023. Title: Memories. Frame (included): 42x52 cm.
Russia is under sanctions, so the cost of delivery is higher than usual, the package goes through transit countries. We will calculate the shipping cost manually. Delivery is possible to all countries except Australia, Poland, Japan and Finland (the listed countries have banned the import of parcels from Russia). Delivery time to other countries on average takes 1 month. After sending the parcel, we will give you the track number.
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