Artist Profiles: Vedan Kolod

Vedan Kolod

Vedan Kolod is a family folk band from Siberia, Russia. Born at the foothills of the Krasnoyarsk mountains, future Vedan Kolod members started singing with their grandparents when they were only 4 years old so traditional music has always been a part of their life. Drawing on ancient and medieval Slavic folk traditions, Vedan Kolod has attracted an impressive global cult following and toured extensively throughout Russia and Europe.

Members: Tatiana Naryshkina (vocal, hurdy gurdy, flute, mandolin); Valery Naryshkin (vocal, bouzouki, jaw harp, scythian horn); and Daryana Antipova (vocal, drums, flute).

Band’s member Valery Naryshkin restores rare Slavic instruments such as the war horn, hornpipe, bagpipes, drums, gusli, hurdy gurdy and others. Vedan Kolod has wide experience of concerts and festivals in Russia and Europe.

Vedan Kolod released 8 albums in CD-format: “Tribes” 2005 / 2017; “The dance of the wood spirits” 2007 /2017; “Wolf’s path” 2008; “The curve of the road” 2010; “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” 2011; “Gorodische” 2014; “Vedan Kolod live at Dom” 2016; and “Fiori della Mia vita” 2017) and three international compilations with folk bands.

The ensemble also released a few soundtracks for a cartoon “The Hotan Carpet Tale” (Russia), the exhibition of Italian fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri “Fiori della mia vita” and American artist Branislav Jankic’s exhibitions and movies like “Letter to my mother” and “Fragmented body” (2017).

Awards & Highlights

Nominated for Russian World Music Awards 2017 “Authentic”
Nominated in FolkHerbst (Germany) in 2016
Nominated as The best Russian Folk band in NewsMuz charts 2015
Ustuu-Huree 2005 The Best Russian folk band”


Plemena – Tribes” (2005 / 2017)

The dance of the wood spirits” (2007 /2017)

Wolf’s path” (2008)

The curve of the road” (2010)

The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” (Sketis, 2011)

Gorodische” (2014)

Vedan Kolod live at Dom” (2016)

Fiori della Mia vita” (2017)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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