Category Archives: Tuva

TEDxCaltech – Steve Collins, Lyle Mays, Kongar-Ol Ondar – Tuva or Bust!

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TEDxCaltech – Steve Collins, Lyle Mays, Kongar-Ol Ondar – Tuva or Bust!

Published on Mar 10, 2011

A vignette from “Tuva or Bust!” by Ralph Leighton Richard Feynman – Steve Collins Tuvan throat singer – Kongar-Ol Ondar Directed by Shirley Marneus Music by Kongar-Ol Ondar and Lyle Mays Tuvan stamps provided by Alan Leighton Presentation assistance by Ian Leighton Feynman portrait by Sylvia Posner Ladakhi monk costume sewn by Gwyneth Feynman, courtesy of Michelle Feynman About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) On January 14, 2011, Caltech hosted TEDxCaltech, an exciting one-day event to honor Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate, Caltech physics professor, iconoclast, visionary, and all-around “curious character.” Visit TEDxCaltech.com for more details.

 

Tuva, small Russian Republic near Mongolia: Culture, throat singing, horse-head fiddle playing.

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Tuva, small Russian Republic near Mongolia: Culture, throat singing, horse-head fiddle playing.

Published on Mar 25, 2016

The Tuvian Republic was represented at the 47th Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., in 2013. There was an exchange of gifts between the Tuvan delegation and the Smithsonian Folklife Center.

Alash Demonstrates Throat Singing Styles

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Alash Demonstrates Throat Singing Styles

Ajoutée le 1 sept. 2017

Alash’s Achai is available from the Smithsonian Folkways website: http://folkways.si.edu/alash/achai Tuvan ensemble Alash demonstrates various traditional throat singing styles that they use in their music. About Achai: 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. 57 minutes, 24-page booklet.

Kongar-ol-Ondar, Tuvan Throat-Singer

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Kongar-ol-Ondar, Tuvan Throat-Singer

Ajoutée le 6 déc. 2014

An impromptu after-dinner performance with a borrowed guitar by the late great Tuvan virtuoso, Kongar-ol-Ondar, co-star of “Genghis Blues” and inspiration to physicist Richard Feynman and his friend Ralph Leighton in their quest for Tannu Tuva… See Ralph Leighton’s new book “The Legend of Ondar the Groovin’ Tuvan” in the Apple iBooks Store now! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lege…

 

Конгар оол Ондар и ансамбль Эртине / Kongar ool Ondar and the ensemble Ertine

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Конгар оол Ондар и ансамбль Эртине

Kongar ool Ondar and the ensemble Ertine

Ajoutée le 22 mars 2016

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Song from Tuva, different kind of khöömei styles performed by Rodion Munzuk (song + chanci)

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Song from Tuva, different kind of khöömei styles performed by Rodion Munzuk (song + chanci)

Ajoutée le 6 févr. 2014

5.8.1999, Mezhegei, Khadyn, Republic of Tuva Video engineer: Riitta-Liisa Joutsenlahti Original recordings are in the library of folk music department, Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, Finland