Siberian Musicians “Alash” Use Throat Singing to Create Unique Pitches

Alash, a group from the Siberian Republic of Tuva, will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall on February 16th.

From World Music Institute:

“Alash is acknowledged for its superb renditions of xöömei (throat singing), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches simultaneously. While holding true to the tradition of their ancestors and inspired by the master musicians of Central Asia, the members of Alash have also been influenced by Western popular music. In addition to their traditional instruments such as the igil (horse-head fiddle), and xomus (jaws harp), they sometimes add guitar to their arrangements.”

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