March 2018 //
THE NEW VIDEO "PRINCESS OF UKOK"
BY MARIA MATVEEVA & DEEP FOREST
April, 2nd 2018
The russian website www.alt.kp.ru talks about the new song "Princess of Ukok"
March 24th, 2018
MARIA MATVEEVA & DEEP FOREST PRESENT THE NEW SONG "PRINCESS OF UKOK”
The new video of the song "Princess of Ukok" by Maria Matveeva & Deep Forest is online.
The inspiration for the song “Princess of Ukok” came from a really fascinating story. In 1993 a group of archaeologists from Novosibirsk led by Natal'ja Polos'mak discovered a sacred place at the foot of the mountains on the Ukok plateau in the Altai Mountains region of Russia, called the “Russian Tibet”.
This region is one of the most mystical places in Asia where there is still a strong presence of shamanic culture and tribal peoples heirs of the Gorny Altai Kurgan Pazyryk culture, a nomadic people of Siberian knights who lived between the 6th and 3rd century BC. It is a timeless place where people still live in harmony with nature and communicate with the spirits.
The group of Russian archaeologists found the burial of Pazyryk culture , " Ak- Alakh" on the Ukok plateau. An ancient mummy of a young woman, who lived in the 5 century B. C., was found inside the tomb chamber filled with ice. A mummy is known as Siberian Ice Maden or Princess of Ukok by the name of the place where she was found- Ukok plateau.
Shamans from Altai believe that “White mistress” or Ak- Kadyn like they call her in their language was a spiritual priestess and her early death was a part of her spiritual mission. Thus she maintains a balance between our world and the world of shadows. Princess of Ukok is a symbol of Altai and she is protector of this land.
In this song Maria express her spiritual connection with the mysterious figure of the Princess, singing about difficult destiny of Ak-Kadyn and her return to our times from the magical land of Altai to the whole world.