October 16, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.— Siberian folk music performers German and Klavdia Khatylaev will perform on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

The Khatylaevs are a husband and wife duet from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) whose technique and style combines innovation and tradition in their performance of spiritual folk music that reaches back into the annals of a nomadic and pagan history. The philosophy of the music is to use traditional techniques of the long-forgotten musical practices of Sakha. The music evokes nature through imitation of birdsongs and chirpings, horses’ hooves on frozen land and more, all mimicking the overpowering sound of a natural world interwoven with the Sakha culture. The duo has been performing together since 1987.
This concert is free and open to the public. Seating is by general admission.