I continue to add to my music video collection in www.youtube.com new videos. The last I downloaded only on yesterday evening. I dedicated it to the one of the most beautiful and mysterious siberian rivers-river Lena.
About the artist:
Ermitage - Biography
Produced by Leslie Mandoki, Russian Memories was the orchestrated ethno-pop album project for Michail Gorbachevs aid organization Green Cross International Global Sounds for a Better Understanding Music and Politics in the European Haus.
The album is a combination of traditional Russian songs played by an orchestra mixed with some synthesizer arrangements. About a third of the songs feature choral female vocals and or Gregorian-like chanting. Other tracks like Paranya and Petropolis which feature the Russian folk group Baba Yaga, sound strikingly similar to Ivan Kupala. The overall effect of the album is to draw up memories of the more glorious days, of the former Soviet Union.
About the river Lena
The Lena is the 10th-longest river in the world, flowing 2,734 miles across the Far East regions of Russia, forming near Lake Baykal and flowing northeast to the Arctic Ocean. It empties in a 250-mile-wide delta at the Laptev Sea.
The river is home to many kinds of animal and plant life but only for a few months out of the year; the rest of the time, the river is frozen solid. Among the animals that call this wetland home during the warmer months are ducks, geese, sandpipers, terns, and gulls. A fish called the cisco is thought to come only from this wetland. Marine mammals live there as well.
The river flooded its banks in a big way in 2001, causing some of the worst flooding ever seen in Siberia. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected. Scientists had to blow up iceblocks that were blocking the river's flow in some place.
The Laptev Sea, into which the Lena River empties, helps keep the temperature of the world's northernmost regions regulated, through large blocks of ice that from from the Lena's outflow and then break off when the temperature rises at the river's mouth, drifting off to cool.
Have a nice journey!)))