Performing the Kalmyk epic tale Jangar

The Kalmyks are the only indigenous Buddhist people in Europe. They speak an endangered Mongolic language and possess a highly developed oral, musical, and dance culture, centered around the epic tale Jangar. Musicians performed segments of the epic at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. An informal dance followed.

[Catalog No. CFV10542; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

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