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


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 for more details.


Kongar-ol-Ondar, Tuvan Throat-Singer


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!…


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


Конгар оол Ондар и ансамбль Эртине

Kongar ool Ondar and the ensemble Ertine

Ajoutée le 22 mars 2016



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


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


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


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


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.