Udihe

The bird cherry song

An Udihe speaker performs a children’s song, which traditionally accompanied the shaking of bird cherries to soften them. The shaking of bird cherries was normally done in a closed-lid bowl.

Recording: Udihe videos were recorded by Maria Tolskaya, some with participation of Elena Perekhvalskaya, in 2006 in the village Krasnyy Yar and in 2011 in the village Agzu.

Image credit: Photograph taken in 2006 in the village Krasnyy Yar by Maria Tolskaya.

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