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Huun Huur Tu Concert in Wroclaw, Poland (Sygyt , Borbannadyyr Styles Throat Singing )

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Radik Tyulyush, Hoomeim, new version by Le Shaman


“Oskus Urug” Performed by Radik Tylyush, Arranged by Mapa


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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THE MYSTERY OF TUVAN KHÖÖMEI

 

THE MYSTERY OF TUVAN KHÖÖMEI ( THROAT SINGING)

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.

ZOYA KYRGYS

THE MYSTERY OF TUVAN KHÖÖMEI ( THROAT SINGING)

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTER “KHÖÖMEI” REPUBLIC OF TUVA

This publication is protected by the law of the Russian Federation ob avtorskom prave ( ” On copyright”) .

 


Radik Tyulyush – The Spirit Of Tengri 2015


Radik Tyulyush – The Spirit Of Tengri 2015

Radik Tyulyush Concert at The Spirit Of Tengri

6-7 June 2015 ALMATY / KAZAKHİSTAN


HUUN HUUR TU EUROPEAN TOUR 2015

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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HUUN HUUR TU EUROPEAN TOUR 2015

March 12th – Bremen
March 12th – Berlin
March 14th – Halle
March 15th – Göteborg
March 16th – Prague
March 17th – Hradec Kralove (CZ)
March 18th – Wien
March 19th – Salzburg
March 20th – Bleiburg
March 21th – Graz
March 22th – Wroclaw

Huun-Huur-Tu (Tuvan: Хүн Хүртү Khün Khürtü, Russian: Хуун-Хуур-Ту) is a music group from Tuva, a Russian Federation republic situated on the Mongolian border.
The most distinctive characteristic of Huun Huur Tu’s music is throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note (drone) and the drone’s overtone(s), thus producing two or three notes simultaneously. The overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, but is actually solely a product of the human voice.
The group primarily uses native Tuvan instruments such as the igil, khomus (Tuvan jaw harp), doshpuluur, and dünggür (shaman drum). However, in recent years, the group has begun to selectively incorporate western instruments, such as the guitar. While the thrust of Huun Huur Tu’s music is fundamentally indigenous Tuvan folk music, they also experiment with incorporating not only Western instruments, but electronic music as well.


CHALAMA PROJECT – Bai Taiga (Rich Taiga , folk words and music)– MMDM / MOSCOW 2015


CHALAMA PROJECT – MMDM / MOSCOW 2015


CHALAMA PROJECT – MMDM / MOSCOW 2015


RADİK TYULYUSH CONCERT & WORKSHOP – AGA KHAN MUSEUM/ TORONTO

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!

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CHALAMA PROJECT – MOSCOW 2015

“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 project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015  Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

Chalama project - Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

Chalama project – Moscow 2015 Photos by Valentin Monastyrsky

 

 

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

 


HUUN HUUR TU CONCERTS IN TEL AVIV / 27th, 29th November

Dates
November 27th (thursday)
November 29th (saturday)
at 9:00pm

Place

Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel

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Huun-Huur-Tu

Huun-Huur-Tu

Huun-Huur-Tu (Tuvan: Хүн Хүртү Khün Khürtü, Russian: Хуун-Хуур-Ту) is a music group from Tuva, a Russian Federation republic situated on the Mongolian border.
The most distinctive characteristic of Huun Huur Tu’s music is throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note (drone) and the drone’s overtone(s), thus producing two or three notes simultaneously. The overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, but is actually solely a product of the human voice.
The group primarily uses native Tuvan instruments such as the igil, khomus (Tuvan jaw harp), doshpuluur, and dünggür (shaman drum). However, in recent years, the group has begun to selectively incorporate western instruments, such as the guitar. While the thrust of Huun Huur Tu’s music is fundamentally indigenous Tuvan folk music, they also experiment with incorporating not only Western instruments, but electronic music as well.


İGİL (Tuvan instrument)Story & Ak Taigam

 

Radik telling “İgil” story and playing igil at Festival in Switzerland. Song ” My White Taiga”

 


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


Radik Tyulyush – Steppe-Scape on Perm TV, Russia


Radik Tyulyush Concert at Dash Cafe / LONDON

10th July | 7.30pm | FREE
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,
London EC2A 2JN

Direct from Tuva, Tyulyush is one of the world’s leading throat singers and multi-instrumentalists. For this exclusive London appearance he is joined by collaborator Lu Edmonds, former punk guitarist with The Damned.

Reserve Tickets: info@dasharts.org.uk
www.ebrd.com

 

Radik Tyulyush

Radik Tyulyush


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
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.

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Radik Tyulyush

Radik Tyulyush

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 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:http://chalama.kroogi.com/en/download/2831022-Chalama.html

“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. http://chalama.kroogi.com/en/download/2831022-Chalama.html


Radik Tyulyush Solo Album CHALAMA (Only traditional Tuvan instruments was used.)

“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.

CHALAMA Web-Site:http://chalama.kroogi.com/en/download/2831022-Chalama.html

Radik Tyulyush 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.

Radik Tyulyush
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.

chalama

What is CHALAMA ?
“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.

 


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

ANCESTORS

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.


Ancestors Call-To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to buy and download music.

Album Review
Many people discovered the strange Central Asian magic of throat singing via Huun-Huur Tu. It’s not confined to Tuva, but that’s the home of these guys, one they mix with traditional instruments. In their now-lengthy career, they’ve tried many things (their last album was mixed with ambient electronica) but this time they’re very much back to their roots, and it serves them well. Although best known for their throat singing, which does feature on several cuts here including the short but eerily beautiful “Prayer,” it’s only one weapon in their arsenal. They’re also very adept musicians on their respective instruments and good singers in every way, and they demonstrate all the facets of their talent. It’s music that can seem alien (especially the throat singing) but there’s a deep beauty to it all. For all that it sounds ancient, inspired by the rhythms of horse’s hooves on the steppes, this is modern music, inspired by the tradition. It’s a wonderful soundscape.

Customer Reviews
Incredible sounds from humans

by WTF!!!!!!!!!
I’ve never realized such singing existed until I came across this band. I drift off into another realm when I listen to them.

View in iTunes :https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ancestors-call/id586358851


collected stories: spirit

Huun-Huur-Tu

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.

Read more: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/23/0600/PM/-collected-stories-spirit/


Radik Tyulyush of Huun Huur Tu will have a solo concert in Helsinki

Radik Tyulyush of Huun Huur Tu will have a solo concert in Helsinki, May 16th in the Russian science and culture centre. Starts at 17.00
Radik Tyulyush is a musician from The Republic of Tyva. As a member of two well-known world music bands Yat-Kha (2000 – 2004) and Huun Huur Tu (2006 – present), he has toured around the world. Along side with work in Huun Huur Tu, he develops the other projects. He released a solo album Chalama in 2013.
Radik’s latest key performances include WOMAD (Huun Huur Tu) and WOMEX (solo) in 2013.
Tickets: 10 euros at the door. Free admission for kids under 10 years age.
The new documentary film about Tuva will be shown on May 15th, 16.00 at the same place. The film shows the lifestyle of Tozhu reindeer herders, Kaa-Khem region’s Russian orthodox old-believers and nomads-cattlebreeders of the steppe. Documentary is free for audience.

KHÖÖMEI WORKSHOP by Radik Tyulyush
will take place in Karjalohja, May 17 — May 18th.