Throat-Singing in Mongolia


Throat-Singing in Mongolia

1,536 viewsJan 26, 201717DislikeShareSaveMIRCorpTravel It takes more than vocal chords to create the haunting, simultaneous sounds of Mongolian throat-singing – known as “khoomei.” Many MIR travelers to Mongolia ( and Siberia ( have the opportunity to see how a throat singer manipulates his tongue, jaw, lips and mouth to produce two and even three overtones at once, mimicking the sounds of nature. This mesmerizing singing – often called “human bagpipes” – is designated a UNESCO “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” ° Read MIR’s story on throat-singing in Siberia and Mongolia – * Discover 7 favorite places to go and people to see in Mongolia in MIR’s story – ° Learn more about MIR’s tours and private journeys that offer throat-singing demonstrations: _______________________ SUBSCRIBE: MIR’s YouTube channel, MIRCorpTravel: _____________________ CONTACT: MIR Corporation – Destination Specialists since 1986 Small Group Tours • Rail Journeys by Private Train • Custom, Private Trips • Siberia & Western Russia • Central Asia & Silk Road • South Caucasus 1-800-424-7289 ______________________ CREDITS ° VIdeo by MIR Tour Manager Jamshid Fayzullaev in UlaanBaatar, Mongolia – July 2016. ° Music: Damdin of Tumen Ekh Ensemble, in a private MIR performance. ° Photos: Andrew Barron, Michel Behar, Jamshid Fayzullaev, Ana Filonov, Martin Klimenta, MIR Corporation. ° Video photo thumbnail: Jamshid Fayzullaev. * Endslate photos: Lindsay Fincher, Helen Holter, Vladimir Kvashnin.

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