K.K. Steppe

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#22 K.K. Steppe  
K.K. Steppe NH Texture.png
Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Aircheck
Live Performance
Composed by Toru Minegishi
Mood A little grumpy...
Owned by  Vesta[nb 1]
 Tutu[nb 2]
 Tasha[nb 3]
 Chow[nb 4]
 Pate[nb 5]
 T-Bone[nb 6]
 Fang[nb 7]
 Rodeo[nb 8]
 Whitney[nb 8]
Genre Russian folk
Instruments Wind instrument
Accordion
Violin
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 コサックそんぐ
 哥萨克乐曲
 Kéké balalaïka
 Tota-estepa
 K.K. Steppa
 Степь К. К.
 까자크의 노래
 哥薩克樂曲
 Kéké balalaïka
 Tota-estepa
 K.K. Steppensong
 K.K. op de steppe

"K.K. Steppe" is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori. It has a Slavic feel to it. The song starts out at a very fast pace, and the second portion starts out very slow and gradually gets faster and faster, similar to the Russian folk song "Kalinka." The middle is played as solo by a wind instrument that is similar to a flute in sound, which could be a Kalyuka, a Russian and Ukrainian instrument that has no holes.

A "steppe" is a large area of flat grassland with no forests mostly in southeastern Europe or Siberia, a part of Russia. It may be a reference to the Wild Fields of Ukraine, which was home to many Southern Russian and Ukrainian Cossack communities.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "K.K. Steppe" features K.K. Slider and Fang wearing traditional Cossack clothing while performing the Hopak dance. Cossack-inspired architecture is in the background, and it is snowing. In New Leaf, the text at the top of the album cover is illegible, while in New Horizons, the text is Cyrillic letters that read the Russian title of the song, "Степь К. К." (Step' K. K.).

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, "K.K. Steppe" is played in the houses of Tutu and Vesta. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is also played in Tasha's house, and the aircheck of the song's live performance can be received from Chow, Puck, Tasha, Tutu, and Vesta at maximum friendship.

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, "K.K. Steppe" is played in the houses of Chow and Vesta.

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, "K.K. Steppe" is played in the houses of Chow, Tutu, and Vesta.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "K.K. Steppe" is played in the houses of Chow, Pate, T-Bone, Tutu, and Vesta.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "K.K. Steppe" is played in the houses of Fang and T-Bone.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Steppe" is played in the houses of Rodeo and Whitney.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コサックそんぐ
Kosakku songu
Cossack Song

Korean 까자크의 노래
Kkajakeuui Norae
Cossack Song

Simplified Chinese 哥萨克乐曲
Gēsàkè yuèqǔ
Cossack Song

Russian Степь К. К.
Step' K. K.

Dutch K⁠.⁠K⁠. op de steppe K.K. on the steppe

German K.K. Steppensong K.K. Steppe Song

European Spanish Tota-estepa

European French Kéké balalaïka K.K. Balalaika

Italian K.K. Steppa

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