Note: Three women each about 40 years old and one man 47 years old. This is a 1964 field recording from the Byelgorod region, Alekseev district, village of Afanas'yevka. The word "plyasa" or "plyaska" implies in Russian traditional Russian folk dancing with squatting, etc. as opposed to "tanyets" which is more often confined to the ballroom.
About the session: These are dubs made from magnetic tape and celluloid discs in the Chamber of Folk Music of the Moscow Conservatory. They were originally recorded by Anna Rudyneva. "The majority of songs listed here are not performed now as a part of everyday life, i.e. are not spontaneous." –S.A. Tokaryev.
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