Radik Tyulyush and the project “Chalama”. Chalama means coloured ribbons tied to the branches of the sacred trees and at the sacred places (ovaa) in Tuva. Chalama for the Tuvinians is a prayer, respect to the nature and the ancestors. Music of the Tuvinian people is one of the nomads – the people who closely connected and are in contact with the nature and wildlife. Therefore you can listen to special sounding – imitation of ambient sounds, which are converted into a song. When you listen to Radik’s singing – you can hear the nature, something very natural, consonant with the soul and at the same time harmonizing the inner state, as if it were a mantra. The music of the project is an atmosphere, which can be felt enough only at a live concert, when everybody and everything is “here and now”, when the live music is borning. Sincerity and perfect singing and playing the Tuvinian musical instruments sounds like water in a mountain spring, and everyone is impressed with the performance. Despite the fact that this music is very unusual for the perception of it is fascinating with not only the technique and sounding, but also a special flavor, because in this music you can also hear echoes of the ritual, shamanic singing, but the songs have no religious background. As Radik says, who briefly retells the meaning of each song before the singing, these songs are about love, about the beauty of a girl, about nature, about the styles of throat singing and impetuous running of a horse … Radik Tyulyush sings traditional Tuvinian songs and his own songs, designed to reveal the musical heritage of the Tuvinian people. Despite the presence of modern musical “components”, this music is really popular, almost like in its original form, but not rigid framework. It is free, it is on the brink, keeping the traditions and showing some new sounding like any phenomenon that is constantly evolving with the passage of time, becoming deep and wise. The other participants of “Chalama” project are Sergey Kalachev known as Grebstel (he plays a bass-guitar) and Gennady Lavrentyev (he plays tabla-Tarang and violin). The permanent members of the project create joint truly amazing and fascinating fabric of eternal music. Text: Anna Rzhevina
Radik Tyulyush is an outstanding musician from The Republic of Tyva. He was born in Solchur, Övür province of Tuva, on the border with Mongolia.
Already in his late school years and with schoolmates, Radik’s started a pop rock band YER. It became extremely popular in Tuva in 1993. Later there were a five-years long break, and YER returned to the stage in 2009. Radik says: “I write songs and arrange them for YER. The band attracts me with the possibility to share my own vision of the contemporary music.”
Radik Tyulyush Concert at The Spirit Of Tengri
6-7 June 2015 ALMATY / KAZAKHİSTAN
Радик Тюлюш (Radik Tyulyush) — певец, композитор, исполнитель традиционного тувинского горлового пения. Организатор и участник группы Уер, Экс-солист группы Ят-Ха (2000-2004), солист группы Хуун-Хуур-ту (2006 — по настоящее время). В 2005-ом был записан первый сольный альбом «Tuva: Spirits of my Land» совместно с этномузыкологом Керол Пег из Кембриджского университета. В 2012 Радик записал второй сольный альбом «Чалама».
“CHALAMA” is the second Radik’s solo album. Chalama is a respect and tribute for Spirits of the Land.This album is a tribute for World Cultural Tree.
It contains traditional Tuvan tunes and songs with Radik’s arrangement and songs written by him and his relatives.
Only traditional Tuvan instruments was used.
RADİK TYULYUSH: Vocal, Throat Singing, Igil, Byzaanchy, Shoor, Doshpuluur, Chadagan, Percussion, Deer Decoy.
Sound recording by Sergey Kalugin,Alexandr Kostarev, Alexey “Mapa” Ivanow.
Mixing,mastering and keyboard (5,9,10) by Alexey “Mapa” Ivanow.
Sound effect by Sergey Kalugin, Alexey “Mapa” Ivanow.
Sound producing by Valery Atanova and Radik Tyulyush.
Executive producing by Valery Atanova.
Design by Natalia Atanova.
Color photos by Semen Amanatov.
Watercolor images by Valery Atanova.
Photos taken by Valentin Monastyrsky
Radik Tyulyush learned throat singing and playing folk instruments from his grandfather. Every summer he went to his grandparents in far taiga site. Listening performance of throat singing by grandfather and uncle he learned the words and melodies of ancient Tuvan songs.
He is a graduate of Kyzyl School of Arts (Tuvan national instruments department) and East-Siberian State Academy of Culture and Arts. He plays from school in Tuvan rock band “Uer”, which released four albums. In 1999-2000 he worked in the folk group “Tyva”, then in the group “Yat- ha”, during the work in which 2 CDs were released and an award “The BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music” was won.
In 2003 he also joined the orchestra in Tyva National Orchestra, where he was the director for some time. In 2005, in England, he released his first solo audio disc “Tuva: Spirits of my Land” together with Cambridge University ethnomusicologist Carole Pegg. In February 2013 it was released the second album entitled “Chalama”, which means colored ribbons tied to the branches of a tree in a sacred place “ovaa” in Tuva. It contains his own compositions as well as traditional Tuvan songs, performed by Radik Tyulyush.
He is the youngest member of the “Huun Huur Tu”. He is in the group since 2006.
RADİK TYULYUSH CONCERT in MOSCOW / 12th OCTOBER ( 12 Ekim Moskova konseri)
12.10.2014 on Sunday at 8:00pm
CHALAMA PROJECT : Chalama is the title of the second Radik’s solo album. Chalama means colourful tapes tied to the tree’s branches in a sacred place “Ovaa” in Tuva. For tuvan people Chalama is praying, offering, tribute to the nature and ancestors. Album Chalama is musician’s offering to the world cultural Tree, his own contribution to the legacy of the world music. Such project of the same name like Chalama is the tandem of three professional musicians: Radik, Gennadyi Sergei who has their own musical experience, own views on music and that’s why the project becomes interesting and alluring. Radik Tyulyush – vocals, throat singing, igil, doshpuluur, shoor, khomus; Sergei Kalachev – fretless bass; Gennadyi Lavrentiev – violin, tambourine, tabla tarang take part in this project.
Radik telling “İgil” story and playing igil at Festival in Switzerland. Song ” My White Taiga”
В студи Tengri FM репетиция Радика Тюлюша и группы “Чалыма”.
Уже завтра с 17:00 на площади перед Дворцом Республики грандиозный концерт Фестиваля Современной Этнической Музыки The Spirit of Tengri!
Samedi 14 juin 2014
DE 14H00 À 15H00
Atelier de voix diaphonique
Samedi 14 juin 2014 à 19H00
Concert RADIK TYULYUSH
Radik est né dans la région d’Ovur, en République de Touva, près de la frontière Mongole. Passionné de musique traditionelle, qu’il pratique depuis l’enfance, il apprend la technique du chant diphonique auprès de son grand-père.
İl étudie l’art du igil (vièle à pique) à l’institut Chyrgal-ool de Kyzyl, dont il sort diplôme. Il participe à plusieurs aventures de collectifs de rock et de folk Touvains, dont l’ensemble Yat-Kha, célèbre dans le monde entier. Radik enseigne aujourd’hui l’igil à l’instituts Kerndenbilija de la République de Touva.İl fait partie de Huun Huur Tu depuis 2005.
Huun Huur Tu, Ces 4 chanteurs musiciens dont le nom signifie littéralement « Propulseur de soleil », perpétue les traditions vocales et instrumentales de Touva, petite région basée entre la Russie et la Mongolie. L’ambiance sonore des grandes steppes et des montagnes qui forment le paysage de Touva ont inspiré à ses habitants l’une des plus étonnantes musiques vocales de notre planète. La technique vocale dite « chant de Gorge » ou KHOOMEI permet au chanteur d’imiter ces sons ambiants. Par des mouvements précis des lèvres, de la langue, de la mâchoire, du palais et du larynx, les chanteurs produisent deux à trois notes à la fois laissant surgir des mélodies fascinantes. On y reconnaît le chant des oiseaux, un cheval au galop, le ruissellement de l’eau, le sifflement du vent… Le chant de gorge est intimement lié à des traditions animistes et à des rituels chamaniques.
Radik Tyulyush will have a solo concert and workshop at “Festival des 5 continents ” in Martigny/Switzerland
from 2pm to 3pm ( places are limited, registration required)
Venue: Grand Salon du Manoir
Tuvan singer and musician Radik Tyulyush began his career with the rock (“UER”, from 1993 – present, “Yat-kha”, 2000-2004) but craving for ethnic roots and traditions prevailed and in 2005 together with Carole Pegg in England (University of Cambridge) Radik recorded his debut album “Tuva: Spirits of my Land”, after which he was invited by the world-renowned group “Huun-Huur-Tu” and works with this group so far.
New stage in Radik’s career will be solo album “Chalama” which will be released in late 2012- beginning 2013. “Chalama” – colored ribbons that tie up the branches of the tree in a sacred place called “ovaa” as a sign of reverence for the universe, the grandeur, beauty, wisdom, nature – everything that we are happy to behold around us. Music written by Radik – like ribbons in the branches of the World Tree of Music and Harmony.
Album “Chalama” include Radik’s own compositions and traditional Tuvan songs arranged by him.
Journées des 5 ContinentsPOUR LE BIEN-VIVRE ENSEMBLE ET LA DÉCOUVERTE DES CULTURES DU MONDELes Journées des 5 Continents 2014 proposent une programmation riche en musique et en découvertes culturelles. Pour la première fois depuis 1994, le festival se déploie et sollicite votre soutien. Cinq concerts de haute qualité intitulés « Authentik Music » et des animations sont proposés du 26 avril au 15 juin 2014.Au programme du week-end de soutien « Les Jardins des 5 Continents » du 13 au 15 juin 2014 : les « pique-niques du monde », le traditionnel marché ainsi que des concerts au Manoir et sur la scène du Manoir.