Tuvan Throat Singers


Huun-Huur-Tu (Tuvan: Хүн Хүртү Khün Khürtü, Russian: Хуун-Хуур-Ту) is a music group from Tuva, a Russian Federation republic situated on the Mongolian border.
The most distinctive characteristic of Huun Huur Tu’s music is throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note (drone) and the drone’s overtone(s), thus producing two or three notes simultaneously. The overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, but is actually solely a product of the human voice.
The group primarily uses native Tuvan instruments such as the igil, khomus (Tuvan jaw harp), doshpuluur, and dünggür (shaman drum). However, in recent years, the group has begun to selectively incorporate western instruments, such as the guitar. While the thrust of Huun Huur Tu’s music is fundamentally indigenous Tuvan folk music, they also experiment with incorporating not only Western instruments, but electronic music as well.

Huun Huur Tu

Huun Huur Tu

3 responses

  1. Radik Tyulyush

    Reblogged this on THE SPIRIT OF TUVAN NOMADS.

    May 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  2. I used to see a Mongolian throat-singing band at their weekly nights at a bar in Shenzhen, it was very interesting and quite impressive. This band incorporating electronic music sounds cool.

    Any audio…?

    May 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    • Oh I see, plenty of youtube links down below 🙂

      May 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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