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Hanggai Throat singing lesson 2

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Mise en ligne le 7 juil. 2010

In this second video lesson Hanggai shows some of the basics of throat singing.

If you think you can do better, upload a video and win a performance with Hanggai!! First 50 participants get a free cd!

Be sure to keep an eye on this channel and subscribe as more throat singing lessons showing you different techniques will be released!

For rules & instructions, check http://blogs.myspace.com/hanggaiband

Hanggai throat singing lesson 1

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Hanggai throat singing lesson 1

Mise en ligne le 21 juin 2010

In this short video lesson Hanggai shows some of the basics of throat singing.

If you think you can do better, upload a video and win a performance with Hanggai!! First 50 participants get a free cd!

Be sure to keep an eye on this channel and subscribe as more throat singing lessons showing you different techniques will be released!

For rules & instructions, check http://blogs.myspace.com/hanggaiband

Hanggai Band (杭盖乐队) is a Chinese folk music group from Beijing who specialize in a blend of Mongolian folk music and more modern styles such as punk rock.

NPR radio states that in a country where genres such as c-pop dominate mainstream airwaves, Hanggai Band is making new inroads into the Chinese music industry with their unique and modern take on Mongolian folk music. Some of the members are ethnic Mongolians while the remaining are ethnic Han who specialize in Mongolian instruments. All of the members hail from Inner Mongolia and Beijing.

The term “Hanggai” itself is a Mongolian word referring to an idealized natural landscape of sprawling grasslands, mountains, rivers, trees, and blue skies.

 

Mongolian art of singing: Khoomei, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA

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Uploaded on Sep 25, 2009
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
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