28th January 2019: Darkestrah – Манас Мститель

Artist: Darkestrah
Title: Манас Мститель
Language: Russian
Translation: Manas the Avenger

This rather epic song is by a band from Kyrgyzstan. On Wikipedia they are described as a ‘Kyrgyz pagan metal band’. I honestly love this song so much, I have downloaded the album! I am now wondering what the Kyrgyz music scene is like, and how these guys fit in. Just after 6:20 minutes in there is a cool stringed instrument being played – what is that? Possibly a lute? There is so much to like here. Note to self: research Kyrgyz music…

This song is from the band’s 2013 album ‘Manas’. There is a Kyrgyz poem called ‘The Epic of Manas’, which I think is what the album relates to, and you can read more about that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Manas

All in all, a spectacular way to start the week, I think you’ll agree!

DJ Esperanto

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