Tuvan Throat Singers

CHIRAA-KHOOR ” The Yellow Trotter “

The Yellow Trotter

In the middle of the yellow steppe,

We rest underneath a lone birch tree,

The cool wind brings the aroma of juniper,

I’am a traveler, and my spirit is joyful,

An orphan who herded sheep on lands belonging to a certain feudal lord (noyon) had nothing except Chiraa-Khoor, his beautiful, strong and fast horse.
The noyon grew jealous of the horse and wanted to take it away. The orphan herder fled to others lands, and in this song, describes his journey. He began in the upper regions of the Khemchik River, in Bai-Taiga, and fled towards Tandi. As he travels along, he gives his own poetic names to the natural sights along the way.

2 responses

  1. One of my favorite songs – ever! Thank you Huun-Huur-Tu for this beautiful piece!

    July 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

    • Hahaha, I am watching ALL the versions on YouTube! 🙂
      So amazing, you have traveled so far with this magical music!
      Unfortunately, it seems like I just missed your concert in Switzerland!!! 😭 where can I see the tour dates list? (Before it’s too late for next time!!)

      July 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

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