Radik Tyulyush, Tuvan singer and musician, began his career with rock music (“UER”, from 1993 till present, and “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.
A new stage in Radik’s career will be the solo album “Chalama” which will be released in late 2012 or beginning of 2013. “Chalama” are colored ribbons that are tied up to the branches of a 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. The music written by Radik is like ribbons in the branches of the World Tree of Music and Harmony.
Chalama includes both Radik’s own compositions and traditional Tuvan songs arranged by him.