The Viridian Trio is going to Tuva – Land of the Tuvan throat singers!!
The Viridian Trio is playing the Xoomei in the Centre of Asia Music Festival – dedicated to the most famous of the throat singers, Konga-ol Ondar, and takes place in Kyzyl, Tuva, August 14th-17th, 2017.
Throat singing is a method of singing that allows the vocalist to produce up to 3 notes at a time with their voice! I’ve been told this music predates the Tuvan spoken language. It is sometimes called overtone singing because it employs the overtone series as the basis for how it is accomplished. Here is a great explanation of the process.
For those of you not familiar with Tuva, it is to the northwest of Mongolia, is part of the Russian Republic, and it’s in SIBERIA! The Tuvans are world renowned for their particular style of throat singing and for their beautiful nomadic culture.
TUVAN FESTIVAL & CULTURAL LINKS:
Tuvan Cultural Center Facebook Page (2017 Festival info)
Tuvan Arts Center Page
Tuva Wikipedia Page
Tuva Lonely Planet Page
Here is a YouTube link to various Tuvan throat singing videos.
Check out this movie if you want to see and hear something incredible!