Category Archives: Alash Ensemble

Learn to Throat Sing in Tuva!

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Learn to Throat Sing in Tuva!

 

Ajoutée le 11 déc. 2015

In this video, Tuvan throat singer Ayan Shirzhik of the Alash Ensemble invites you to study the vocal art of throat singing in the Republic of Tuva with TravelTuva. Partnered with Tuvan musicians, cultural leaders, and government offices, TravelTuva provides adventures and cultural tours in this little known Siberian republic. To learn more, visit http://www.traveltuva.com

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.

Tuvan Throat Singing | Alash | TEDxBaltimore

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Tuvan Throat Singing | Alash | TEDxBaltimore

Published on Feb 2, 2016

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 Ensemble at Peace Through Play Nursery School, TUVA

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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2011

This special event, featuring “Alash,” Throat Singers from Tuva, was recorded on November 20, 2011 at Peace Through Play Nursery School in Chestnut Ridge, NY. The final concert in their Fall tour is being presented in its entirety by “The Bridge of Truth” with the full cooperation and approval of the Alash Ensemble and their management in the hope of providing a greater audience for their incredible vocal gifts and the music these renowned artists create.

For further information and to purchase their music, please visit http://alashensemble.com

To learn more about Peace Through Play Nursery School, a Montessori-based “preschool with consciousness,” go to http://peacethroughplay.com

Алаш в Вудстоке Alash in Woodstock, TUVA

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Ajoutée le 22 mai 2012

Весной 2010го года у нас с моим другом о.Джоном Нельсоном получилось устроить группе “Алаш” этот концерт в Вудстоке. Привезти тувинцев в Вудсток – было большой удачей, т.к. совпало сразу несколько благопрятных обстоятельств: незаполненные концертами несколько дней в их туре по восточному побережью Америки, свободный зал в Вудстоке именно в эти дни, ну и давнее наше желание показать тувинцем Вудсток, а Вудстоку – тувинцев, ведь такого здесь еще не было.

A rare concert of a Tuvan throat singing group “Alash” in Woodstock in the spring of 2010. For a while, me and my friend fr.John Nelson wanted to show Woodstock to the тuvans and the тuvans to Woodstock, and we were very lucky to finally get them here, to add this stop to their east-coast tour that year.
Thanks to everyone who made this magical evening happen! Thanks,Harmony cafe!

Alash Ensemble at Peace Through Play Nursery School, TUVA

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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2011
This special event, featuring “Alash,” Throat Singers from Tuva, was recorded on November 20, 2011 at Peace Through Play Nursery School in Chestnut Ridge, NY. The final concert in their Fall tour is being presented in its entirety by “The Bridge of Truth” with the full cooperation and approval of the Alash Ensemble and their management in the hope of providing a greater audience for their incredible vocal gifts and the music these renowned artists create.

For further information and to purchase their music, please visit http://alashensemble.com

To learn more about Peace Through Play Nursery School, a Montessori-based “preschool with consciousness,” go to http://peacethroughplay.com

Alash – “My Throat Solo”, TUVA

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Published on Jun 11, 2013
Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash is deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. Alash “can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind…” -V.O.I.C.E.S.

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Learn about Tuvan Throat Singing and Instruments

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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. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

What does throat singing sound like? “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.” -Newsweek (March 17, 2006)

Where is Tuva? Tuva (sometimes spelled Tyva) sits at the southern edge of Siberia, with Mongolia to its south. Over the centuries, Tuva has been part of Chinese and Mongolian empires, and shares many cultural ties with Mongolia. In 1944 it became part of the USSR, and until the late physicist Richard Feynman drew attention to it, was largely unknown to westerners. Tuva is now a member of the Russian Federation.

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