Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei
Inscribed in 2010 (5.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Khöömei is a form of singing originating in western Mongolia, in the Altai mountains. The performer imitates sounds of nature, simultaneously emitting two distinct vocal sounds: along with a continuous drone, the singer produces a melody of harmonics. Khöömei literally means pharynx, and it is believed to have been learned from birds, whose spirits are central to shamanic practices. The multitude of Khöömei techniques in Mongolia are grouped within two main styles: the kharkhiraa (deep Khöömei) and isgeree Khöömei (whistled Khöömei). In kharkhiraa the singer sings a drone in a normal voice, while emphasizing the undertone or subharmonic one octave below. In isgeree Khöömei, it is the overtones above the fundamental note of the drone that are emphasized, creating a higher-pitched whistle. In both cases, the drone is produced with very taut vocal cords, and the melody is created by modulating the size and shape of the mouth cavity, opening and closing the lips and moving the tongue. Khöömei is performed by Mongolian nomads in a variety of social occasions, from grand state ceremonies to festive household events. Khöömei is also sung during herding, and inside the yurt to lull babies to sleep. Traditionally, Khöömei is transmitted orally from bearer to learner, or via master-to-apprentice. Download © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by S.Yundenbat © 2009 by A. Duurenjargal © 2009 by A. Duurenjargal © 2009 by A. Duurenjargal © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2004 by Johanni Curtet © 2004 by Johanni Curtet © 2004 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2007 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2005 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet © 2009 by Johanni Curtet
Mongolian art of singing: Khoomei
36,411 viewsSep 26, 2009186DislikeShareSaveUNESCO 354K subscribers UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – 2009 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/… Description: The Mongolian art of singing: Khoomei, or Hooliin Chor (throat harmony), is a style of singing in which a single performer produces a diversified harmony of multiple voice parts, including a continued bass element produced in the throat. These singers may perform alone or in groups. Khoomei is practised today among Mongolian communities in several countries, especially in Inner Mongolia in northern China, western Mongolia and the Tuva Republic of Russia. Traditionally performed on the occasion of ritual ceremonies, songs express respect and praise for the natural world, for the ancestors of the Mongolian people and for great heroes. The form is reserved for special events and group activities such as horse races, archery and wrestling tournaments, large banquets and sacrificial rituals. The timing and order of songs is often strictly regulated. Khoomei has long been regarded as a central element representing Mongolian culture and remains a strong symbol of national or ethnic identity. As a window into the philosophy and aesthetic values of the Mongol people, it has served as a kind of cultural emissary promoting understanding and friendship among China, Mongolia and Russia, and has attracted attention around the world as a unique form of musical expression. Country(ies): China © 2008 IMARI
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