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!
Currently, the OTYKEN project includes the following indigenous peoples of Siberia: Chulyms, Kets, Selkups, Khakases and Dolgans.
Group OTYKEN goes to a new level! Siberian indigenous music band plays rock and roll! This music video was filmed in a small village in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Only one person lives there in the middle of a dense forest, on the banks of a navigable river! In this composition, we combined elements of Rock N Roll, Blues, R&B, Pop Rock and Siberian Folk.
KHAN BLUES tells about the homeland and its significance in a person’s life. We are inspired by the Siberian expanses, nature and the history of indigenous peoples. This song is dedicated to all the people who are in a foreign land and strongly miss their home. We also pay tribute to the rich culture of Rock N Roll and the artists who inspired us to create KHAN BLUES.
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Writer, composer: Andrey Medonos
Sound engineer: Dmitry Kruzhkovsky
Museum of Honey and Ethnography in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia)
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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.
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.
Have you ever experienced that feeling when you have already been in a similar situation before? 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.
Haze, nebula and uncertainty, the future is hidden, but there is no turning back either. There remains only the way forward, mysterious and interesting. What lies ahead for us? Author: OTYKEN drummer, Hakaida. Date: 04/07/2023. Name: "Smoke". Frame (included): 52x42 cm.
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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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Each painting is painted individually according to the mood, delivered with a signed certificate of the artist. The list of submitted paintings is constantly updated. You can visit our website later and maybe you will find something more suitable for your heart