Timint Areh – Vera Kondrateva, Kristian Blak & Yggdrasil

kr. 103

Producer catalog: HJF555
Tracks: 14


About Timint Areh

Yggdrasil is a Faroese ensemble formed in 1981 by composer & pianist Kristian Blak, who has written most of the material for the group. From the very beginning musicians from other countries have been part of the line-up. They have collaborated with Khanty singer and dancer Vera Kondrateva as soloist since first concert in Surgut 2015, Vera Kondrateva and Yggdrasil recorded the CD Lipet Ei (The Seven Brothers) in 2016 and performed together in Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Sibiria, Italy, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Denmark – and naturally Faroe Islands.

Vera Kondtrateva, “actress of the Theater of the Ob-Ugric peoples “Solnce” (The Sun), Goodwill Ambassador of the International Organization of the Northern Regions “Northern Forum”, Vice-President of the Regional Public Organization “Salvation of Ugra”, member of the Public Chamber of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, member of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of the North under the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.” ”Musician, composer, performer of folklore of the Khanty people. Winner of the I Musical Prize of M.A. Castrén Society (Finland), winner of the Award in the name of I. N. Shestalov for contribution to the preservation and development of native languages, literature, folklore and traditional culture of indigenous peoples of the North. The hero of the book “Faces of Russia. XXI century”.

“I was born on the land of my ancestors, I live here. My ancestors lived here; my parents live here, my family lives here. I know the life of the indigenous peoples of the North from within. Identifying priority areas for improving the quality of life, culture and identity of the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Region of the Russian Federation, the main motivating factor for me is self-identification and ethnic belonging to the indigenous small-numbered peoples, which is directly related to the traditional way of life and desire to create and improve a comfortable living environment for indigenous peoples.” Chairman of the public organization of the Khanty of culture “Mа meeham”. The initiator and organizer of charity events in the city of Lyantor: giving campaign, gathering toys and games for children of a boarding school of Lyamin village and Russkinskaya village, giving campaign for people in difficult life situations.

Arragements and compositions by Vera Kondrateva and Kristian Blak.

Based on traditional music from the Khanti and Mansi culture of Ugra district in north west Siberia.

This recording was made possible by gratns from the Department of Public and External Relations of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, Koda-Føroyar grunnurin, Gramex


  1. Kuchsa evi (The Little Homemaker) 3:35
    Lyrics and melody: traditional, as sung by Evdokia Mikhailovna Longortova
  2. Kurenya & Shover soyum (Kurenya & Hare Creek) 2:27
    Melodies: traditional, as played by Andrey Alexandrovich Angashupov
  3. Ma nenie (I am a Woman) 2:13
    Lyrics and melody: traditional
  4. Timint areh (Such a Song) 4:43
    Lyrics and melody: Tatiana Semenova Kondratieva
  5. Vera yikv tan (Vera’s Dance) 2:41
    Melody: traditional, as played by Kalistrat Petrovich Lonchakov
  6. Lapat evi (The Song of Seven Girls) 3:25
    Lyrics and melody: traditional, as sung by Varvara Vasilyevna Kurtamova and recorded by Nadezhda Egorovna Longortova
  7. Yəpəh (Owl) 3:17
    Music by Kristian Blak
  8. Kukkuk (Cuckoo) 3:10
    Lyrics and melody: Yuvan Shestalov
  9. Ken Keneem (Dance Tune) 1:48
    Melody: traditional, as played by Vladimir Ivanovich Yudin
  10. Anki ar (Mother’s Song – intro) 0:53
    Lyrics and melody: traditional
  11. Anki ar (Mother’s Song) 3:30
    Lyrics and melody: traditional
  12. Ichski (Frost) 3:27
    Lyrics: Prokopy Ermolaevich Saltykov, Melody: traditional
  13. Kev shovar ne (The Legend of the Stone Hare) 4:27
    Lyrics and melody: traditional, as sung by Elizaveta Longortova and recorded by Nadezhda Egorovna Longotorva
  14. Kurenya & Shover soyum II (Kurenya & Hare Creek) 2:31
    Melodies: traditional, as played by Andrey Alexandrovich Angashupov

Recorded at Studio Bloch, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, July 2021.

Photography by Areg Manvelyan and Kirill Noyuhov.

Design by Uzor Mira.

Released on the following formats:
CD and digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out by using this link: https://bfan.link/timint-areh


Composers and Authors

Kristian Blak

(arranger & composer)

Vera Kondrateva

(arranger & composer)


Kristian Blak

(piano & vocals & näverlur)

Mikael Blak

(synth-bass )

Vera Kondrateva

(vocals & peshar & reindeer bells & tum ran & vargan & narsyukh)

Villu Veski



Areg Manvelyan


Kirill Noyuhov


Theodor Kapnas

(sound engineer & mix)

Uzor Mira


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