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Tuvan Throat Singing | Alash | TEDxBaltimore

Tuvan Throat Singing | Alash | TEDxBaltimore

1,572,571 viewsFeb 2, 201627K430ShareSaveTEDx Talks 33M subscribers Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time. Recorded at TEDxBaltimore January 2016. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Alash Demonstrate Throat-Singing Styles [Interview Video]

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Alash Demonstrate Throat-Singing Styles [Interview Video]

Alash Demonstrate Throat-Singing Styles [Interview Video]

154,315 viewsSep 1, 20175.1K34ShareSaveSmithsonian Folkways 41.1K subscribers In this video, Tuvan ensemble Alash demonstrate various traditional throat singing styles that they use in their music. ‘Achai’ is available August 25, 2017 on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/alash/achai Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1NQXkv… iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/acha… Achai, the Tuvan word for father, describes a deep paternal participation in the upbringing and growth of a new generation. It is also a fitting title for Alash’s new album to honor Kongar-ool Ondar, who served not only as a musical father for the ensemble, but also for an entire generation of Tuvan musicians. As Ondar shared memory and tradition, so too does Alash with spirited performances and forward-thinking collaborations. In the group’s first studio album for Smithsonian Folkways, Achai beautifully illustrates the adaptability of Tuvan music—organically created and deeply rooted, yet still interconnected with the sound world of the 21st century. Featuring master beatboxer Shodekeh, alongside time-honored Tuvan throat-singing styles, the album demonstrates how members of Alash have dedicated their lives to performing, preserving, developing, and growing the Tuvan tradition. They are worthy bearers of the culture of their fathers and sons. Alash: http://www.alashensemble.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alashensemble Twitter: https://twitter.com/alashensemble Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alashensemble Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianf… Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonian… The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.