Ethnica Music Project

Ethnica Music Project

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Sound of Ethnica Music Project is a fairy wood where authentic Russian singing, traditional and modern instruments are heard. Unique vocal of Elena Belyaeva and arrangement from acid jazz to progressive rock create the world where mythological and magic creatures have been living.

Biography

Vocalist and leader of ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT Elena ‘NetLenka’ Belyaeva was born in the Western Siberia, where she spend her childhood. Her granny, who was a healer, acquainted Elena with folk music. After that she lived in Perm, where she graduated from the choreographic academy. Then she studied in Moscow and got a degree as a director. While studying in Moscow, she was having lessons on vocal and worked as an actress in a dramatic theatre. She was getting knowledge in different vocal techniques in various corners of Russia and deployed them later in her singing.

Ethnica Music Project played as support band of Robert Plant & Strange Sensation, took place in many festivals (Sziget Festival, United Islands Of Prague, Open City and others).
Elena Belyaeva is organizer of ethno-free-jazz festival Art Depot in Russia. She collaborated with Elliott Sharp, Anthony Coleman, Mazzoll, Vladimir Chekasin and Shoji Hano. In 2006 NetLenka recorded duo with Shoji Hano “Fish In The Sky”. Elena Belyaeva & Shoji Hano introduced their program in six cities of Japan(Tetsu Jamauchi - bass, Kimie Sakaki - koto as special gests.)

Discography

1. ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT – ETHNICA, 2002, Megaliner Records;
2. ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT feat. MOX – OMUT, 2004, Megaliner Records;
3. ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT – FAIRY WOOD, 2005, Megaliner Records;
4. ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT – ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL. I, 2007, Megaliner Records;
5. ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT – THE BEST, 2007, Megaliner Records;

Compilation albums:
1. FUZZbox Vol.10, 2001, Fuzz Records;
2. FUZZbox Vol.14, 2002, Fuzz Records;
3. PLAY – Russian Compilation, 2002, CD Land;
4. HUNTING, 2002, Manchester Files;
5. THE FINEST SONGS FROM THE COKXPON AMBIENT GARDEN, 2003, Periferic Records (Hungary);
6. ETHNO BEATS AND PIECES, 2006, Stereo-Video;
7. SLAVOSONIC, 2006, Dars Records.

Special:
1. GENDOS – HAM-DYT, 2005, Luna Music (Poland)
Elena NetLenka Belyaeva(lead vocal of ETHNICA MUSIC PROJECT) as special guest;
2. SHOJI HANO&ELENA BELYAEVA – FISH IN THE SKY, 2006, Megaliner Records;
3. INCREDIBLE TRIO – WHISPER OF SPIRITS, 2008, Megaliner Records.

Set List

1. Spring
2. Bear
3. In The Wood
4. Kalina
5. Rusalki
6. The Mapple
7. Fir Tree
8. The Stepe
9. Bright And Early
10. On The Wing
12. Dawn
13. Meadow
14. Arrow
15. Gipsies
16. Deep Blue
17. Lullaby