Daryana Antipova – musician, agency manager and music journalist. Originally from Siberia, Daryana formed the experimental folk outfit Vedan Kolod with her siblings in 2005 and has since released eight acclaimed albums with the group. Drawing on ancient Russian folk traditions, Vedan Kolod has attracted an impressive global cult following and toured extensively throughout Russia and Europe.
In addition to her performing work, Daryana works as a freelance music journalist and recently served as an organizer for the the Russia World Music Awards, and Scythian Horn agency which aims to promote Russian world music bands abroad. Recently organized the first world music networking conference in Russia.