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What is the role of traditional clothing?

THE MYSTERY OF TUVAN KHÖÖMEI
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.
 
ZOYA KYRGYS
THE MYSTERY OF TUVAN KHÖÖMEI ( THROAT SINGING)
INTERNATİONAL SCIENTIFIC CENTER “KHÖÖMEI” REPUBLIC OF TUVA
This publication is protected by the law of the Russian Federation ob avtorskom prave ( ” On copyright”) .
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“Oskus Urug” Performed by Radik Tylyush, Arranged by Mapa


A LEGEND OF THE IGIL

A long time ago there was Ösküs-ool, who lived with his aged father and whose entire wealth consisted of three goats. Early in the spring, one of the noyon old mares foaled and died of exhaustion. The noyon ordered the foal to be taken to the steppe and thrown to the wolves, saying that losing one foal wasn’t going to make him poor. Ösküs-ool took pity on the foal, taking him as his own and feeding him on the milk of his own goats. The foal grew up to be a wonderful grey racer with a white star on his head. In the races Ösküs-ool’s horse began to beat all the noyon’s horses and won fame throughout Tuva. Out of hatred and spite the noyon ordered his men to kill Ösküs-ool’s horse, and they drove her over a high cliff.

Ösküs-ool, not finding his beloved horse anywhere, passed out from fatigue, dreaming of his horse who spoke to him with human voice. ” You will find my remains at the bottom of great cliff. Hang my skull on an old larch tree, the wood of which you will use to make musical instrument, and its face ill be the skin of my muzzle, and its strings will be of the hair of my tail. When you begin to play on this instrument, my double will come to you from the upper( heavenly ) kingdom.” Ösküs-ool did all this as his horse had said in the dream and began to play. He remembered his horse, how was a small little foal and how they played together, he remembered how they won the races, and he played and wept, and it was as if the instrument wept together with him. Ösküs-ool become angry thinking of the evil noyon, and all of his longing and anger found reflection in his playing, and that’s why it is said that the igil is such a complex instrument, with such great expressive possibilities.

Öksüs-ool played for a long time, and the people listened for a long time and laughed and cried together with him as they listened. Suddenly on top of a high mountain the clouds parted and there came down from the heavens a beautiful grey foal – an exact copy of his horse, and he wasn’t alone but with him was an entire herd of black and white horses.

From them on, so they say, Tuvans do not throw the skull of a horse on the ground, but always hang it on a tree. This tradition was strongly preserved in Tuva until the 40s.

Konstantin Khlynov

Radik Tyulyush painting by Azhykmaa

Radik Tyulyush painting by Azhykmaa


Radik Tyulyush – The Spirit Of Tengri 2015

Radik Tyulyush Concert at The Spirit Of Tengri

6-7 June 2015 ALMATY / KAZAKHİSTAN


Radik Tyulyush , Dukley Music Fest announcement with Alexander Chaparukhin


Radik Tyulyush & Yuliyana Krivoshapkina ( My Heart )


INDEPENDENT PEOPLE, TUVA


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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Radik Tyulyush – Voice With Roots -Oslo World Music Festival 2015

Radik Tyulyush - Voice With Roots -Oslo World Music Festival 2015

Radik Tyulyush – Voice With Roots -Oslo World Music Festival 2015

Radik Tyulyush - Voice With Roots -Oslo World Music Festival 2015

Radik Tyulyush – Voice With Roots -Oslo World Music Festival 2015


Radik Tyulyush at Festival KAMWA

RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu

Photos from the Festival KAMWA

Photos from the Festival KAMWA


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.


HUUN HUUR TU WITH JAMES CARSON

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- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu

RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu

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.

RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu

RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu


RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu

RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu

RADIK TYULYUSH- Singer, composer, Master Of Traditional Tuvan Throat Singing Member of Huun HuurTu


Radik Tyulyush at Festival KAMWA 2014


RADİK TYULYUSH CONCERT in MOSCOW / 12th OCTOBER

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.

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Saryglarlar-Huun-Huur-Tu at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California


Radik Tyulyush – Steppe-Scape on Perm TV, Russia


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.