Daily Archives: January 11, 2014

Choduraa Tumat & Tyva Kyzy, Rep.Tuva, Siberia in concert, TUVA


Published on Feb 21, 2013
Tyva Kyzy (Daughters of Tuva) is recognized as first and, to date, the only group of women performing throat-sining in Central-Asia. Khöömei, or throat-singing in Tuvan, still remains a domain of male singers. Members of the group also command a wide spectre of female vocal and instrumental styles of Tuva, the land of the eagle. Instruments include chadagan (zither), byzaanchy, igil (both bow instruments) and toshpuluur (lute).
Fragment of their concert in Tropentheater in Amsterdam. Two songs of Tyva Kyzy, starting off the concert. “Сеткилимден сергек ыр-дыр (Cheerful Song of My Soul)”/ “Хомузум (My mouth-harp)”. Filmed by the Dutch production company Booz during the group’s tour in Europe in February 2012.

Tuva Throat Singers, TUVA


Uploaded on Oct 22, 2007
October 2007
Traditionally, throat singing used to be a male only preserve in Siberia.

But Shonchulai Choodu has well and truly broken that taboo.

She’s been practising since she was five or six years old. “When I was little, going out and herding the sheep I would sing for the nature around me”, Sonchulai tells Griffiths.

When she appeared at the annual music festival in the eastern city of Chadan Shonchulai Choodo mesmerised the crowd.

Among those mightily impressed was master throat singer, Vladimir Oidoopaa, “I am especially amazed when women sing. How is that? Such sounds from a woman’s throat!”

Oidoopaa struggled during the Soviet era when, he says, throat singing was regarded as an act of “dissent”

He defied government bans for the most powerful of reasons. “Throat singing prevents our nation from dying, spiritually.”

“To me, throat singing means power and philosophy, love for my nation, love for my people, to respect other opinions and to be tolerant of different religions. “

“Amazing Grace ” Throat singing Khoomii


Uploaded on Mar 6, 2008
Caution!Please turn down the volume.
Achtung!Senk bitte die Lautstärke.

I sang this in one breath. I thought that i would died…
Ich habe das mit einem Atem gesungen, ich dachte,dass ich sterben koennte…