Category Archives: Kongar-ool ondar

Master Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ol Ondar (Коңгар-оол Ондар) Unplugged in Marin, TUVA

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Uploaded on Jan 25, 2011
Master Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar performs at a house concert in Marin County, California, Jan 2011. The whistling sound you hear is the isolated overtones of his voice, achieving single-singer harmony. There are no other instruments or vocals besides his singing and the strumming of his doshpuluur (tuvan guitar). He appeared in the acclaimed documentary “Genghis Blues” and has performed on David Letterman.

Kongar-ol Ondar and Paul Pena – Genghis Blues – Promo Video

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Uploaded on Sep 9, 2007
This short video predates the movie “Genghis Blues”, and was used to promote the duo for concert bookings. Produced by Friends of Tuva in the mid-1990’s.

Kongar-ol Ondar and his student Bady-Dorzhu Ondar appear on the Chevy Chase show, October 1 1993.

Kongar-ol Ondar passed away July 24, 2013 in his beloved country of Tuva as a result of complications after emergency surgery for a hemorrhage of the brain. Needless to say, this comes as a shock to all those who knew him and all those who enjoyed his music. Thankfully, we still have his recordings to remember him by.

Paul Pena from the movie Genghis Blues,Good Horses, USA

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Uploaded on Dec 28, 2006
This is a video concert extra from the rare film,”Genghis Blues” starring the late Paul Pena.He performs using the unique Tuva throat singing method in which two vocal cords are used at the same time producing a frog-like sound heard only in certain parts of the world..Paul Pena also wrote the song,”Jet Airliner” made famous by rocker,Steve Miller in the mid 70’s.This is a very rare performance..

Виталий Розенберг – продюсер феста народов Востока, TUVA

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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2010
Виталий Розенберг – продюсер фестиваля горлового пения в Кремле. Фрагмент фестиваля – выступает выдающийся мастер горлового пения Конгар-Оол Ондар. Виталий Розенберг – музыкальный руководитель специальных программ Государственного Кремлевского дворца, 2004 году продюссер Фестиваля горлового пения народов Востока, на фестивале демонстрировался фильм о калмыкском народном эпосе “Джангар” Жана Рено, в фестивале принимали участие Конгар-Оол Ондар, Урмат Ынтаев, ансамбль “АлтайКАЙ”и Ногон Шумаров, ансамбль “Хуунхур-ту”, джангарчи Владимир Каруев Окна Цаган Зам и другие выдающиеся мастера горлового и протяжного пения.