Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Sector of folklore

Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East
Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East
In Russian

29. The Folklore of Shors

The introductory article, remarks, and comments and indices by L. N. Arbachakova. Compilation and preparation of the texts and translation by L. N. Arbachakova. Verification of shor texts by G. V. Kostochakov. Textual article by L. N. Arbachakova, S. P. Rozhnova. Musicological article and music records by G. B. Sychyenko. Compilation and composition of the compact disk by L. N. Arbachakova, G. B. Sychyenko. Preparation of master-disk by G. A. Pyetrov. Translation editor is S. P. Rozhnova. Scientific machine edition by Ye. N. Kuzmina. Musicological section editor is G. Ye. Soldatova.—Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2010.—608 pages.

The book presents selected works of Shor oral folklore that is one of the small aboriginals of Southern Siberia, living in the south of Kemerovo Region.

The volume includes typical samples of Shor folklore that occur up to now: the “Ak Kan” legend, fairy tales, myths, and legends; ceremonial and lyric genre samples. Along with archival records and published texts of the early-middle 20th century, the book includes some materials that were collected during field expeditions of 1994–2007. They demonstrate the modern state of Shor folklore.

Shamanic drum (tuur)

Examples of text and audio

Strayed guys

The myth. Record 4. Text 22. Storyteller A.M. Kungusheva.

Text and Russian translation

The top of the cow-parsnip, ring, ring

The song. Record 23. Text 87. Performer O.N. Akuljakova.

Text and Russian translation

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