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About Ken Hyder

Ken Hyder is a London-based freelance Home Affairs correspondent, specialising in policing, serious crime and issues of race for a range of national daily and Sunday newspapers.

He is also an experimental musician with over 25 albums to his name. Fusing jazz and traditional Scottish music, Hyder collaborates with musicians from diverse backgrounds: from Tibetan monks to Siberian shamans.

In 1990 Hyder joined another player to tour Russia in what was up till then the biggest Russian tour ever undertaken by British musicians. They played throughout the country from Leningrad to Vladivostok.


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Articles by Ken Hyder

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Siberian Shamans Come in From the Cold (part 3)

After decades of repression, Siberia’s shamans are re-emerging. Ken Hyder is a musician who performs with a Tuvan shaman. His novel describes the culture of contemporary shamanism as it emerges after decades of repression. Part three of three.

Siberian Shamans Come in From the Cold (part 2)

After decades of repression, Siberia’s shamans are re-emerging. Ken Hyder is a musician who performs with a Tuvan shaman. His novel describes the culture of contemporary shamanism as it emerges after decades of repression. Part two of three.

Siberian Shamans Come in From the Cold

After decades of repression, Siberia’s shamans are re-emerging. Ken Hyder is a musician who performs with a Tuvan shaman. His novel describes the culture of contemporary shamanism as it emerges after decades of repression. Part one of three.
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