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Shu-De: Voices From The Distant Steppe

sygyt, khoomei, kargyraa
aian dudal
beezhinden
buura
durgen chugaa
throat-singing and igil
yraazhy kys
shyngyr-shyngyr
baian-dudai
khomus solo
meen khemchim
opei yry
tyva-uriankhai
chashpy-khem
kadarchynyng yry
kham

If you share our fascination with the vocal inventiveness of human beings, this is for you. The Tuvan people are said to be descendants of Ghengis Kahn. They live just north of Mongolia in the exact center of the Asia, surrounded by mountains which have helped to keep them isolated. As a nomadic herding culture a closeness with nature permeates their lives and is the mainstay of musical culture. It is said that the throat singing for which the Tuvan's have become so well known came from listening to the resonance of the empty steppe. The singing of multiple notes at the same time by one singer can be historically traced back to the eighth century and may well be much older. Shu-De is a troupe of five musician/singers with an arranger who share with us exquisite examples of the five varieties of throat singing in both accompanied and unaccompanied arrangements. The Tuvans are the best practitioners of singing harmonic overtones, and Shu-De is one of the best groups in Tuva. Explore your world!

Item code: 9431C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
World | Primarily a cappella | Male | Russia
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