RADİK TYULYUSH and the project “CHALAMA”

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



What is the role of traditional clothing?

What is the role of traditional clothing?
For outerwear, the Tuvan ton, a robe-like garment made of silk, was traditionally considered to be the most practical and functional. Silk is a very strong and durable material. The tradition of making tons from silk goes back centuries. Belts were usually made of either leather or silk. Silk belts are 5-6 meter-long strips of silk that are wrapped around the waist of ton several times. The method of tying a silk belt helps to prevent injury because it offers additional support when riding on horseback. A similar method is still used to protect the spines of post-operative patients in neurosurgical departments of hospital, but they use a cotton sheet instead of a departments of hospital, but they use a cotton sheet instead of a silk belt. Historically, nomads used a very strong, non-stretchable fabric as a belt or corset. Men most often used red silk, but with the penetration of Buddhism into Tuva, the belt gradually started to “yellow”
Snug-fitting ( but not too tight ) clothing will allow one to work comfortably, to be able concentrate on oneself, and to be able to breathe calmly and in a relaxed fashion using the pectoral muscles. You can see this among most of the professional khöömei masters-Sergei Ondar, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Igor Köshkendei, Andrei Mongush, Möngün-ool Ondar, Aldyn-ool Sevek, and others. When they are performing khöömei they close their eyes and joyfully immerse themselves in a creative state of inspiration as their innate natural energy awakens.
Consequently, the ethical value of ethnic music does not depend on the musician’s clothing, but rather on this moral make-up. Do not try to dazzle your listeners with the brilliance of your clothing. Good taste is like a good ear for music-you either have it or you don’t. You must respect your audience and show this respect both through your behavior and your dress. Learn how to smile, how to greet people. You have free will; learn how to use it to to change your surroundings. As a creative person you should be confident in your abilities. And you should strive to achieve your goals.
To reach the consciousness of your listener with your performance, you must be able to express the best side of your individuality. Learn to serve the art; do not try to make the art serve your own worldly purposes.
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Believe it or not, the camel was once the most magnificent of all the animals! It’s true! He had beautiful big horns with golden tips, and a long thick, bushy tail.
Day after day the camel used to stand beside the river, admiring his reflection in the water.
One day while he was standing there, down from the hills came the Siberian stag. ” Ekii, Teve!” said the stag. This is the way to say, “Hi camel!” in Tuvan. ” My brother,” he went on, ” you have the most magnificent horns I have ever seen. Won’t you loan them to me? I’m going to a party and I’d like to get dressed up.” ” My horns? ” said the camel. ” I’d hate to give away my horns.” ” Dont worry,” said the stag, ” I’ll bring them right back tomorrow.” ” Tomorrow? All right,” said the camel, ” But make sure that you do.” And so Teve the camel took off his magnificent horns and loaned them to stag. The stag ran off into the mountains.
Teve stood beside the river, admiring what was left of his reflection. Pretty soon along came the horse. “Ekii,Teve!” said the horse. ” My brother, you have the most beautiful tail I have ever seen. Won’t you loan it to me? I’m on my way to a horse-race, and I’m sure I’d win if ı had your tail.” “Chock!” said the camel. That is the Tuvan way to say, ” No!” ” I already loaned out my horns and I just can’t load my tail too.” ” Don’t worry, brother. I will bring it right back after the race is over.” ” You’re sure?” said Teve. “All right, but make sure you bring it right back.” He took off his long, thick, bushy tail and gave it to the horse. The horse galloped away across the steppe.
The camel stood there beside the river, peering off into the distance, looking for his friends. He waited all day. He waited the next day, and the day after that. Neither the stag nor the horse ever came back. The stag stayed far away in the mountains and forests. As for the horse, whenever he meets a camel, he shies away.
And from that day to this, the camel has remained the angriest of all the animals!

KYZYL 2010,TUVAN LEGENDS AND TALES, Konstantin Khlynov

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The Nomad’s Blog for Nomads / Radik Tyulyush

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.”

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What is the history behind the developement of khöömei?

The phenomenon of Tuvan throat-singing, with its various styles of performance, continues to amaze people. The spiritual world of the Tuvans, like their lifestyle itself, consolidated and embodied the freedom-loving impulses of the steppe dwellers, the inhabitants of Inner Asia.

If one imagines how endless a steppe road is, how unhurried a Tuvan horse’s tread or pensive a camel’s step is, how far steppe roads and mountain paths stretch, then it will not be difficult to realize that the life of a Tuvan in the steppe is inconceivable without sygyt-khöömei, a symbol of the Tuvan steppe that is as quiet, measured, and interminable as life itself. It is not without reason that Tuvans puzzled ethnographers when they could not answer the question: “How old are you?” The matter was not that they were unable to count. This question itself made no sense to them because time per se was an abstract notion.

Nature created a striking acoustic effect in the mountains and steppes of Tuva, where every loud word echoes with deafening reiterations. Over time Tuvans learned how to extract from these sounds the incomparable melodies that are the hallmark of the Tuvan national singing tradition. This is why from time immemorial Tuvan throat singing has been the eternal companion of singers and storytellers.

A khöömeizhi was a welcome and honored guest in any yurt, who always gave his listeners the gift of his music, born in the heart and soul of his people. The melodies of khöömei accompanied the Tuvan people in all their joys and sorrows.

Khöömei Is a phenomenon close to the soul of the Tuvan people a means of expressing the Tuvan worldview, a symbol of Tuvan spirituality, and the key to the spirit of the Tuvan people. It is in khöömei that Tuvans found consolation in their hour of need ancient times khöömei has helped Tuvans persevere, overcome hardships with dignity, and preserve their humanity.

If a nation loses its own unique identity, it will disappear from the face of the earth. Current data make it abundantly clear that not only of researchers, but also members of the younger generation are trying to preserve the art of singing, as well as the customs, rituals, and traditions of the Tuvan people. By exploring and researching Tuvan throat singing, we are able to revive all genres of musical culture long songs (uzun yrlar), short songs (kiska yrlar), refrains and ditties (kozhamyktar), as well as instrumental works for such traditional instruments as igil, byzaanchi, doshpuluur, khomus (mouth harp), and other bowed, plucked, wind, and percussion instruments

Khöömei is an art that attracts the attention not only of connoisseurs of folk music, but also of all those who would like to learn about the history of the music and the spiritual world of the Tuvan people, and of their lyrical and ritual songs. Every ethnic group has contributed to the development of human civilization and global cultural heritage. Tuvans likewise have their own contribution of great value, which has been passed down for centuries from generation to generation, and that is khöömei. Locals have preserved in memory several techniques of this art, including khöömei, ezengilleer borbangnadyr kargyraa, and sygyt.




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Radik Tyulyush on SVOIO RADIO by Semion Chaika ( Moscow – Chalama Project )

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».

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Radik Tyulyush , Dukley Music Fest announcement with Alexander Chaparukhin


12.03.2015 – Bremen
12.03.2015 – Berlin
14.03.2015 – Halle/Saale
15.03.2015 – Göteborg
16.03.2015 – Prag
17.03.2015 – Litomyšl
18.03.2015 – Wien
19.03.2015 – Salzburg
20.03.2015 – Bleiburg
21.03.2015 – Graz
25.07.2015 – Nyon
26.07.2015 – Nyon
31.07.2015 – Rona
01.08.2015 – Eze zur Mer
02.08.2015 – Sylvanes
04.08.2015 – Meschede
08.08.2015 – Kattowice
17.11.2015 – Dresden
18.11.2015 – Wolfsburg
19.11.2015 – Brugge
20.11.2015 – Salisbury
21.11.2015 – Leeds
22.11.2015 – Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
23.11.2015 – Bristol
25.11.2015 – Vilvoorde
26.11.2015 – Utrecht
27.11.2015 – Brussels
28.11.2015 – Kufstein
29.11.2015 – Budapest
01.12.2015 – Fulda
04.12.2015 – Frick

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March 4th, 13:00pm Workshop
March 5th 19:00pm Hive, live jam with Tanya Tagaq
March 6th 20:00pm Showcase Performance
March 7th 20:00pm Showcase Performance

Two master throat singers highlight the similarities between their culturally distinct singing traditions. Radik Tyulyush, who hails from Tuva on the border of Mongolia, opens the program. Inuit throat singer and Polaris prizewinner Tanya Tagaq concludes with live accompaniment for a screening of the historically important — but highly controversial — silent film Nanook of the North (1922), directed by Robert Flaherty. Be prepared for spellbinding performances and the rare opportunity to experience two indigenous contemporary throat singers in a single venue!



Hailing from the high pastures of the Altai Mountains in south central Siberia, the Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu’s trademark sound derives from the use of overtone or “throat-singing” techniques which were invented by the nomadic hunter-herders of the Tuvan steppes and mountains. Traditionally, these were largely performed a cappella, but Huun Huur Tu were one of the first groups to combine them with ancient acoustic instruments such as the cello-like two-stringed igil, the four-stringed byzaanchi, the three-stringed doshpuluur and thekhmomuz – a local equivalent of the Jew’s Harp. Using these with percussion and voice, they create eerie harmonics and other worldly noises, even mimicking animals. As they began touring in the West seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship.

Canadian-American pianist James Carson has developed a striking new style of piano music and for the last four years has been directing Cabin Music, a feature film, to share it with the world. While studying at the New England Conservatory, James was struck by a spiritual epiphany which sparked a twelve year search to create and share this music with the world. He subsequently spent two years backpacking from Spain to Japan and then spent five years designing, building, and practicing in a remote strawbale cabin in Northern Alberta. The music result was a new piano technique that is blindingly fast but at the same time meditative and harmonious, similar to the leaves on a tree in the wind. He has since moved to New York and been collaborating with different artists on his film. This concert holds a particular importance to James as he traveled extensively in Tuva during his travels and survived a near-fatal car accident in the Altai Mountains.

Radik Tyulyush-Diaghilev Festival – Perm/Russia, 20June,2014

Diaghilev Festival - Perm/Russia

Diaghilev Festival – Perm/Russia


Radik Tyulyush-Diaghilev Festival – Perm/Russia, 20June,2014

Radik Tyulyush-Diaghilev Festival – Perm/Russia, 20June,2014

В студи Tengri FM репетиция Радика Тюлюша и группы “Чалыма”.

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!

В студи Tengri FM репетиция Радика Тюлюша и группы "Чалыма".

В студи Tengri FM репетиция Радика Тюлюша и группы “Чалыма”.

RADIK TYULYUSH / Journées des Cinq Continents

Samedi 14 juin 2014
DE 14H00 À 15H00
Atelier de voix diaphonique

Samedi 14 juin 2014 à 19H00

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.

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Radik Tyulyush

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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

Radik Tyulyush - US tour, spring 2014


14.06.2014 Martigny/Switzerland
from 2pm to 3pm ( places are limited, registration required)


14.06.2014 Martigny/Switzerland
Venue: Grand Salon du Manoir 
Time: 19:00h

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Radik Tyulyush - US tour, spring 2014

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 Continents

Les 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.





Мастер горлового пения из Тувы выступит на The Spirit Of Tengri



Мастер горлового пения из Тувы Радик Тюлюш приедет в Алматы для участия в фестивале The Spirit Of Tengri, передает корреспондент Мультиинструменталист и певец выступит со своим проектом “Чалама”.

Уникальность горлового пения состоит в том, что человек может извлекать от двух и больше тонов одновременно. Происходит расщепление звука на основной тон, бурдон, и мелодический тон – обертон. Складывается впечатление, что поют два человека, а не один. Радик Тюлюш годами оттачивал свое мастерство. Он уверен, что этому искусству может научиться любой человек, если будет практиковаться.

Горловому пению и игре на народных инструментах тувинский музыкант научился благодаря своему деду, у которого гостил каждое лето в далекой таежной деревне. Как отмечают мастера голосового пения, их композиции – не что иное, как имитация природных звуков – человек их облекает в художественную форму.


Тюлюш является выпусником Кызылского училища искусств и Восточно-Сибирской Государственной академии культуры и искусств. Радик Тюлюш также является солистом всемирно известной тувинской группы “Хуун-Хуур-ту”. С 1998 по 2003 год Тюлюш был участником популярного тувинского этно-рок-коллектива “Ят-Ха”.

Выступление виртуозного музыканта и певца на фестивале современной этнической музыки The Spirit Of Tengri поистине является уникальным событием для Казахстана.

Ранее сообщалось, что концерт пройдет 7 июня на площади перед Дворцом Республики. На фестивале выступят этнические исполнители из Бурятии, Якутии, Австрии, Японии, Эквадора и многих других стран. Это артисты, поющие по всему миру в жанре этнической музыки, мастера горлового пения и виртуозы игры на самобытных инструментах. На сцене также выступят казахстанские артисты. Генеральным партнером фестиваля выступил Kaspi Bank. Мероприятие проводится при поддержке акимата Алматы.



Radik Tyulyush will have a concert (Chalama) at Festival “The Spirit of Tengri” on 7June, 2014


07.06.2014 ALMATY/Kazakhstan
Venue:Republic Square

Festival The Spirit of Tengri

The festival will feature ethnic performers from Buryatia, Yakutia, Austria, Japan, Ecuador and many other countries. These artists will sing songs from around the world in the genre of world music, masters of throat singing and virtuoso playing on traditional instruments. On stage Kazakh artists will also perform. Ethnic music lovers can listen to the work of 12 teams.


The Spirit of Tengri

The Spirit of Tengri


"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.CHALAMA Web-Site:

“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.

ANCESTORS – Radik Tyulyush (Lyrics in Enghish) & Documentary film about Tuva


The Ene-Sai (ancient name of the Yene sei River), Sayan(mountains), and Tandim(mountains) are our ancient places.
The soft and soulful “sygyt” and “khöömei” are the ancient song of our people .
The ancestors of our “kargyraa” long ago became like gravestones on the steppe.
But among us are still people who sing kargyraa.
The ancestor of khöömei and sygyt long ago became like gravestones on the steppe.
But our hearts are proud(boil in our chest) that among us are still people who sing khöömei.

The Spirit of Tengri 2014, видео-дневники участников

collected stories: spirit


A peculiar style of singing is found in the tiny Siberian country of Tuva. Called khoomei, or throat singing, the songs are typically performed by soloists who each specialize in a particular variant of khoomei. The amazing technique of Tuvan throat singing is still a mystery to Western science, but listen closely and you will hear the singers produce up to four notes at once, singing melody and accompaniment simultaneously.

In 1992, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Alexander Bapa, his brother Sayan Bapa, and Albert Kuzevin founded the quartet as a means of concentrating on the presentation of traditional songs of their homeland. While they devoted themselves to the preservation of these songs, their concerts demonstrated the significance of combining tradition and innovation. The musicians later decided to rename the ensemble as “Huun-Huur-Tu”-a name that means “Separation of Light Rays on the Prairie.”

Huun-Huur-Tu presents its style of throat singing in the context of wonderfully tuneful songs, employing instruments reminiscent of the banjo and fiddle. The combination of earth-rumbling growling and whistle-like harmonics, along with the ethereal jaw harp and shaman’s drum make these songs both lively and deeply spiritual.

Huun-Huur-Tu has toured extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia, and has an international fan base. The group has also collaborated with Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, The Chieftains, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Kronos Quartet, L. Shankar, and the Bulgarian Women’s Choir.

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Huun-Huur-Tu Konzert Offenburg/Deutschland

Datum: 26.05.2014

Zeit: 20:00 Uhr Altersbeschränkungen: All Ages


Archaische Stimmwunder aus Tuva

Sasha Bapa, sein Bruder Sayan und zwei weitere Musiker, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Albert Kuvezin gründeten HUUN-HUUR-TU 1992, um sich auf die Präsentation von alten und vergessenen Liedern zu konzentrieren, wie Sasha es ausdrückt.

1993 spielte das Ensemble Huun-Huur-Tu erstmals in Amerika und erzielte binnen kurzer Zeit überwältigende Erfolge. Ihr “Khoomei” oder “Throat singing” – wie die Amerikaner sagen, der Obertongesang ist eine der faszinierendsten Vokaltechniken der Welt. Schnell erreichte das Ensemble einen “Kultstatus” in der neuen Welt, veröffentlichte dort mittlerweile sechs CD’s und erfreut sich weiter wachsender Popularität. Die Kultur der Tuvenen ist der mongolischen verwandt und spiegelt den Respekt vor der Natur wieder.

Huun-Huur-Tu spielte im Amerika u. a. zusammen mit dem Kronos Quartet, Frank Zappa – dem sie das Lied “Ching Söörtükchülerining Yryzy” (Song of the Caravan Drivers) gewidmet haben – , den Chieftains und L. Shankar.

Huun-Huur-Tu Stil
Unüberhörbar gibt es einen rituellen Charakter in dieser Musik, aber alle meditativen Tendenzen tilgt Huun-Huur-Tu durch eine stark rhythmische Ausrichtung. Zutiefst geheimnisvoll bleibt dieser faszinierende Obertongesang, der bis zu drei Melodien gleichzeitig erklingen lassen kann.

Während die Mitglieder von Huun-Huur-Tu sich dem Lernen alter Lieder und Melodien verschrieben haben, zeigen ihre Konzerte die Bedeutung von Tradition und Innovation. So ist es das Anliegen von Huun-Huur-Tu etwas Neues für Tuva: Traditionell wurde tuvenische Musik meist von Solisten vorgetragen und Musiker spezialisierten sich auf ein bestimmtes Genre oder einen Stil. Diese Genres und Stile wiederum haben ihren Ursprung in bestimmten sozialen Anlässen. Huun-Huur-Tu’s eklektische Aufführungen alter Lieder und Melodien dagegen bewegen sich zwischen allen Stühlen tuvenischen Musiklebens. “Wenn eine musikalische Tradition aufhört sich weiterzuentwickeln, ist sie zum Sterben verurteilt.“ Ted Levin

“Wir haben Lieder wiederentdeckt, die niemand mehr singt. Wir lernen von den alten Leuten, spielen sogar die tuvenische Internationale, die in den 30iger Jahren sehr populär war, als Tuva eine selbstständige Republik war (Tanna Tuva genannt). Der Text ist zwar sowjetisch, aber die Melodie kommt von einem tuvenischen Volkslied.” Sasha Bapa

Huun-Huur-Tu in Nice/FRANCE May 24, 2014

Musique sacrée
le samedi 24/05/2014 à 20h30
49, avenue Marne
06100 NICE

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Virtuoses ambassadeurs d’une culture empreinte de spiritualité, où la nature dialogue avec l’âme…

Huun-Huur-Tu in Nice/FRANCE May 24, 2014

Musique sacrée
le samedi 24/05/2014 à 20h30
49, avenue Marne
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A l’aube et au couchant , il darde de splendides et rasants rayons qui illuminent la terre d’une intense et lumineuse beauté que les tuvas nomment : Huun Huur Tu. C’est le nom que s’est donné le groupe de chanteurs dont les chants gutturaux et diphoniques célèbrent les mystères de leur harmonieuse nature et l’attachement des bergers à leurs vastes prairies. Soutenue par une technique étonnante, la musique traditionnelle des Tuvan est un art très singulier dans son expression, mais aussi un outil qui permet de calmer les animaux, de les domestiquer. Elle sert également d’appeau dans le chasse aux animaux sauvages. Cette musique fait appel à des instruments très singuliers (harpe juive, banjo à trois cordes, tambours de shama, shaker en rotule de mouton ou coccyx de taureau) mais surtout à une technique vocale dit chant de gorge ou Kloonei, qui fait la voix d’un instrument où les sons amplifient de manière surnaturelle les harmoniques en jouant sur la richesse et la diversité des timbres. Virtuoses ambassadeurs d’une culture empreinte de spiritualité, où la nature dialogue avec l’âme, le groupe Huun Huur Tu nous convient à un fabuleux voyage dans les confins du monde et nous offre un prodigieux et rare moment musical

Huun Huur Tu

Huun Huur Tu



The Ene-Sai (ancient name of the Yene sei River), Sayan(mountains), and Tandim(mountains) are our ancient places.
The soft and soulful “sygyt” and “khöömei” are the ancient song of our people .
The ancestors of our “kargyraa” long ago became like gravestones on the steppe.
But among us are still people who sing kargyraa.
The ancestor of khöömei and sygyt long ago became like gravestones on the steppe.
But our hearts are proud(boil in our chest) that among us are still people who sing khöömei.

HUUN-HUUR-TU / US tour, spring 2014

Friday 04/25/2014

Cambridge, MA
First Congregational Church
11 Garden Street
Show: 8:00PM
Tix: 28

From the independent republic of Tuva, bordering Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu performs an ear-twisting vocal technique called Khöömei. In this style, a single vocalist produces two or three notes simultaneously, often a low drone along with a high-pitched whistle. Accompanied by traditional string and percussion instruments, the four-member ensemble sings rhythmic songs that capture the magic of the Siberian steppe.
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