Tuvan Throat Singers


Orphan’s Lament-Huun-Huur-Tu at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California

Huun Huur Tu will have concert at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan

July 25 (Fri), 26 (Sat), 27 (Sun) 2014

Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, JAPAN

3-day tickets:
—> Special Advance Ticketing Discount ¥40,900
1-day tickets:
¥18,300 (limited to 10,000/day)
—> Special Advance Ticketing Discount ¥17,200


Huun-Huur-Tu will have a concert at “Shanghai World Music Festival” 15October,2014


Call for performers/performing groups in the Shanghai World Music Festival 2014.

The Shanghai World Music Festival 2014 will be held in October 2014. All performers and performing groups specializing in World Music, Folk Music or Ethnic Music are welcome to submit a proposal to perform in this festival. Interested parties please contact the Shanghai World Music Festival organizing committee at hm@hmculture.com or lijiang@hmculture.com. Do give us a biography of yourself or your group, give us your contact, let us know what you do, as well as what items you would like to perform. Do also provide us with recordings or links to recordings, video or audio. Shortlisted applicants will be notified either by email or phone. Thank you.

World music is an art that transcends peoples and cultures. It is formed outside the Western Classical tradition; from the essence of the various musics around the world, forged from the spirit of traditional music, the context of the music of the folk, and the zeitgeist of modern music and musical creativity. It blends tradition and composition from the various races and creeds around the world, and is an artistic microcosm, which celebrates the diversity we have in our world. It also brings together the various intangible cultural heritage items of different parts of the world and introduces them to an audience that would not otherwise know them.
In the West, World music has already had a wide outreach, not including a myriad of audiences, but also the advocacy of UNESCO through its listing of some performance traditions as Intangible Cultural Heritage items. Hence there are frequent and regular events featuring world music; recordings are also easily available.
World music can be said to be the genre best suited for China to show its uniqueness to the world, yet accept the challenges of globalisation. In the words of Zhang Pei-ren, the godfather of Taiwanese rock music, “World music can rock the audience beyond their wildest imagination, hence we must greatly promote it!”

see more about festival: http://worldmusicshanghai.com/

Huun-Huur-Tu at Shanghai World Music Festival 2013

Huun-Huur-Tu at Shanghai World Music Festival 2013

The world-class khoomei group who links prairie and soul: Huun-Huur-Tu

Huun-Huur-Tu is the premier Tuvan musical group and the world’s top throat-singing ensemble. Huun-Huur-Tu is described as the most natural sound to the deep soul. Huun-Huur-Tu has cooperated with world-class musicians like Frank Zappa and Ry Cooder. Huun-Huur-Tu has successfully toured all over the world since it was created 20 years ago.

Watch Huun-Huur-Tu at Concert 2013



Huun-Huur-Tu means the vertical separation of light rays that you often see out on the grasslands just after sunrise or just before sunset, which matches very well with the spirit of the group. As early as 1993, Huun-Huur-Tu toured in the US, causing an upsurge of khoomei there. In 1999, Huun-Huur-Tu cooperated with some scholars of ethnic anthropology including Michael Edgerton and Ted Levin. Their cooperation gave birth to some important works of Central Asian ethnology. Thanks to the efforts of these musicians and scholars, “khoomei center” was founded in America and related organizations have been founded in Europe to protect khoomei.

Huun-Huur-Tu Video at Concert 2013

Huun-Huur-Tu at Shanghai World Music Festival 2013

Huun-Huur-Tu at Shanghai World Music Festival 2013

Huun-Huur-Tu at Shanghai World Music Festival 2013

Huun-Huur-Tu at Shanghai World Music Festival 2013

Huun-Huur-Tu will have a concert at PLATONOV VORONEZH FESTIVAL on 12june


Tuvan throat singing ‘xoomei’
Philharmonic Hall

International Platonov Arts Festival, named after the greatest Russian writer of the twentieth century Andrey Platonov, has been held in Voronezh since June 2011. Created under the direct patronage of the Governor of Voronezh Region Alexey Gordeev, the festival has become the major cultural project in the region and one of the dynamically developing multidiscipline festivals in Russia. It provides a unique opportunity to residents of Voronezh and of the surrounding areas to enjoy the outstanding creative achievements in various art forms. It is a bright new stage in the development of culture of Voronezh region, which is intended to approve Voronezh as one of the leading centers of the Russian culture.

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On the official Day of Russia the most famous internationally acknowledged ethno-music band of the former Soviet Union, throat singers of Tuva, perform in Voronezh.
The republic Tuva as a part of Russian Federation is located in southern Siberia and borders on Altai and Mongolia, Forests, mountains, and steppe make up a large part of the geography.
The members of Huun-Huur-Tu and other Tuvan throat singers can produce more than one pitch simultaneously while singing. No one in the rest of the world is entirely sure how they do it, but most Tuvans learn the skill as children. It involves singing one tone normally while amplifying the tone’s harmonics—the quieter, higher tones that are part of any sounding pitch (heard, for example, when the lip of a bottle is blown hard)—with manipulations of the larynx, lips, tongue, jaw, and soft palate.
Huun-Huur-Tu’s members can even produce short melodies in one “voice” along with single notes.
The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu proves that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the palette of electronica, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions.
Since 1993 the group made repeated tours of the United States and also performed in Europe, Japan, and (in 1999) Australia. 2000 the band performed life in the opening and closing of the BBC Life Music festival. 2012 the band was nominated to the BBC World Music Award.

“A single voice can sound like three, and the overlapping tones are almost deceptive in their depth and complexity, creating the illusion that there is actually more going on than first meets the ear. This is not particularly uptempo music, but it is intensely spiritual.”
“The Tuvans will ride into your brain and leave hoofprints up and down your spine.”
“A rustic joyousness and unadulterated expressiveness come out of these musicians.”
“The members of Huun-Huur-Tu are perhaps the best known practitioners (of throat singing) and accompany themselves on all manner of strange and wonderful instruments… The resulting sound is as compelling as a wild gallop across the steppes.”



MUSIC PROGRAM:http://en.platonovfest.com/musica

Huun Huur Tu Aa-Shuu-Dekei-Oo 24May,2014 France

Huun Huur Tu – Eki Attar ( Good Horses)

Huun-Huur-Tu Saryglarlar ( Concert in Nice/France 24.05.2014 )

This song about so beautiful princess from ancient times.

Huun-Huur-Tu Concert in Nice/France 24.05.2014 ( Kozhamyk )

Lyrics in English
Three of us, four of us,
But we’re strong as thirty.
What is thirty against us?!
They won’t hold against the three of us.

Four of us, five of us,
But we’re strong as forty.
What is forty against us?!
They won’t hold up against the four of us.

Five of us, six of us,
But we’re strong as fifty.
What is fifty against us?!
They won’t hold up against the five of us.

Six of us, Seven of us,
But we’re strong as sixty.
What is sixty against us?!
They won’t hold up against the six of us.

Huun-Huur-Tu Concert in MONTAFON/Austria 04.07.2014

04.07.2014 MONTAFON/Austria
Venue:Montafoner Sommer 2014

Montafonerstraße 21
6780 Schruns
T: +43 (0) 5556 722 53 53
M: karin.sattler@montafon.at


Huun-Huur-Tu concert in TOGGENBURG/Switzerland 30May,2014

30.05.2014 TOGGENBURG/Switzerland
Venue:KlangWelt Festival http://www.klangwelten.com/festival/

Huun-Huur-Tu in SCHAAN/Liechtenstein 28May,2014

28.05.2014 SCHAAN/Liechtenstein
Time: 20:00 h

Huun-Huur-Tu in WIEN / Austria 22May,2014

22.05.2014 WIEN / Austria

Venue: Sargfabrik (Venue phone: +43 1 98898111)
Time: 20:00 h

Huun-Huur-Tu (A-Shoo-De-Ke-Yo Lyrics in English)

When my trotting dun is trotting
the fog on the ground clears up
When the eloquent girl manifests herself
The Seven Stars conjoin

My sweetheart’s two eyes
are like the stars that rise late
Her coarse braid
is like the cedar of my taiga pasture

When my ambling dun is ambling
the first fog clears up
When my witty dear manifests herself
The first stars conjoin

Its children are bold,
cheerful and merry, deng-deng
Its peoples are free
it is our Tuva, deng-deng

My young beloved’s two eyes
are like the stars that shine in the evening
Her braid born in autumn
is like some land’s cedar

Huun-Huur-Tu – Eki Attar (Good Horses- Lyrics in English)

Good Horses
On the swift steed’s head
Bridle and bit are rinkling-rinkling
Remembering the beloved above all
My heart is beating pit-a-pat

On my good bay horse’s head
Saddle and rein are rinkling-rinkling
On my sweetheart’s braid
Her braid ornament is swaying-swaying

Trotting up the river Khemchik
Such is the pace of the arched dun horse
Always coming when evening falls
Such is the habit of my young love

Trotting clip-clop clip-clop
It is the trot of my dark-bay horse
Always smiling softly
Such is the habit of my sweet friend

The silver bridle on my horse’s head
Is it enviable, brother-in-law?
Your lambkin staying with me
Is she desirable, brother-in-law?

The golden saddle, rein, and bit
Are they enviable, brother-in-law?
Your precious staying with me
Is she desirable, brother-in-law?

On the shy colt’s head
Bit and rings are rinkling-rinkling
On my young love’s braid
Her braid ornament is swaying-swaying

I long to ride my skewbald horse
On whose flank a mark is branded
I long to meet the beloved girl
On whose fingers rings are stuck

Read more Translation : http://www.tyvawiki.org/wiki/Eki_Attar

Huun-Huur-Tu Ödügen Tayga ( Lyrics in Tuvan,Turkish,English)

Ödügen Tayga
Ödügen Tayga čurttug-la men
Öleŋ sigen čïttïg-la men
Čalïm tayga čurttug-la men
Šaanak sigen čïttïg-la men

Eder čarïŋ munup algaš
Eliiŋ budun dergilep kel
Mïndï čarïŋ munup algaš
Mïygaaŋ budun dergilep kel

Ötüken Taygası, yurtlarım ben
Islak çimen koklarım ben
Çalımlı tayga, yurtlarım ben.
Ardıç, çimen koklarım ben.

Karacanın altına bağlayıp eğeri
Elini ayağına derleyip gel
Geyik altına bağlayıp eğeri
Eğerini ayağına derleyip gel

The Ödügen Tayga is my home
I smell the sedge and grass
The rocky tayga is my home
I smell the junipers and grass

Come, riding your reindeer stag
The feet of the roe doe tied to the saddle
Come, riding your reindeer hind
The feet of the maral doe tied to the saddle



Kaigal-Ool Khovalyg (doshpuluur, igil), Radik Tyulyush (byzaanchy, fløyte), Sayan Bapa (doshpuluur, igil, gitar), Alexey Saryglar (duiuglar, igil, tromme, perkusjon)

Huun Huur Tu – Orphan’s Lament

Huun Huur Tu- Chiraa Khoor, Live in Los Angeles April 19, 2014

Huun Huur Tu – Kongurei, Live in Los Angeles April 19, 2014

Ancestors Call-To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to buy and download music.

Album Review
Many people discovered the strange Central Asian magic of throat singing via Huun-Huur Tu. It’s not confined to Tuva, but that’s the home of these guys, one they mix with traditional instruments. In their now-lengthy career, they’ve tried many things (their last album was mixed with ambient electronica) but this time they’re very much back to their roots, and it serves them well. Although best known for their throat singing, which does feature on several cuts here including the short but eerily beautiful “Prayer,” it’s only one weapon in their arsenal. They’re also very adept musicians on their respective instruments and good singers in every way, and they demonstrate all the facets of their talent. It’s music that can seem alien (especially the throat singing) but there’s a deep beauty to it all. For all that it sounds ancient, inspired by the rhythms of horse’s hooves on the steppes, this is modern music, inspired by the tradition. It’s a wonderful soundscape.

Customer Reviews
Incredible sounds from humans

by WTF!!!!!!!!!
I’ve never realized such singing existed until I came across this band. I drift off into another realm when I listen to them.

View in iTunes :https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ancestors-call/id586358851


collected stories: spirit


A peculiar style of singing is found in the tiny Siberian country of Tuva. Called khoomei, or throat singing, the songs are typically performed by soloists who each specialize in a particular variant of khoomei. The amazing technique of Tuvan throat singing is still a mystery to Western science, but listen closely and you will hear the singers produce up to four notes at once, singing melody and accompaniment simultaneously.

In 1992, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Alexander Bapa, his brother Sayan Bapa, and Albert Kuzevin founded the quartet as a means of concentrating on the presentation of traditional songs of their homeland. While they devoted themselves to the preservation of these songs, their concerts demonstrated the significance of combining tradition and innovation. The musicians later decided to rename the ensemble as “Huun-Huur-Tu”-a name that means “Separation of Light Rays on the Prairie.”

Huun-Huur-Tu presents its style of throat singing in the context of wonderfully tuneful songs, employing instruments reminiscent of the banjo and fiddle. The combination of earth-rumbling growling and whistle-like harmonics, along with the ethereal jaw harp and shaman’s drum make these songs both lively and deeply spiritual.

Huun-Huur-Tu has toured extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia, and has an international fan base. The group has also collaborated with Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, The Chieftains, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Kronos Quartet, L. Shankar, and the Bulgarian Women’s Choir.

Read more: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/23/0600/PM/-collected-stories-spirit/

Huun-Huur-Tu Konzert Offenburg/Deutschland

Datum: 26.05.2014

Zeit: 20:00 Uhr Altersbeschränkungen: All Ages


Archaische Stimmwunder aus Tuva

Sasha Bapa, sein Bruder Sayan und zwei weitere Musiker, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Albert Kuvezin gründeten HUUN-HUUR-TU 1992, um sich auf die Präsentation von alten und vergessenen Liedern zu konzentrieren, wie Sasha es ausdrückt.

1993 spielte das Ensemble Huun-Huur-Tu erstmals in Amerika und erzielte binnen kurzer Zeit überwältigende Erfolge. Ihr “Khoomei” oder “Throat singing” – wie die Amerikaner sagen, der Obertongesang ist eine der faszinierendsten Vokaltechniken der Welt. Schnell erreichte das Ensemble einen “Kultstatus” in der neuen Welt, veröffentlichte dort mittlerweile sechs CD’s und erfreut sich weiter wachsender Popularität. Die Kultur der Tuvenen ist der mongolischen verwandt und spiegelt den Respekt vor der Natur wieder.

Huun-Huur-Tu spielte im Amerika u. a. zusammen mit dem Kronos Quartet, Frank Zappa – dem sie das Lied “Ching Söörtükchülerining Yryzy” (Song of the Caravan Drivers) gewidmet haben – , den Chieftains und L. Shankar.

Huun-Huur-Tu Stil
Unüberhörbar gibt es einen rituellen Charakter in dieser Musik, aber alle meditativen Tendenzen tilgt Huun-Huur-Tu durch eine stark rhythmische Ausrichtung. Zutiefst geheimnisvoll bleibt dieser faszinierende Obertongesang, der bis zu drei Melodien gleichzeitig erklingen lassen kann.

Während die Mitglieder von Huun-Huur-Tu sich dem Lernen alter Lieder und Melodien verschrieben haben, zeigen ihre Konzerte die Bedeutung von Tradition und Innovation. So ist es das Anliegen von Huun-Huur-Tu etwas Neues für Tuva: Traditionell wurde tuvenische Musik meist von Solisten vorgetragen und Musiker spezialisierten sich auf ein bestimmtes Genre oder einen Stil. Diese Genres und Stile wiederum haben ihren Ursprung in bestimmten sozialen Anlässen. Huun-Huur-Tu’s eklektische Aufführungen alter Lieder und Melodien dagegen bewegen sich zwischen allen Stühlen tuvenischen Musiklebens. “Wenn eine musikalische Tradition aufhört sich weiterzuentwickeln, ist sie zum Sterben verurteilt.“ Ted Levin

“Wir haben Lieder wiederentdeckt, die niemand mehr singt. Wir lernen von den alten Leuten, spielen sogar die tuvenische Internationale, die in den 30iger Jahren sehr populär war, als Tuva eine selbstständige Republik war (Tanna Tuva genannt). Der Text ist zwar sowjetisch, aber die Melodie kommt von einem tuvenischen Volkslied.” Sasha Bapa




Virtuoses ambassadeurs d’une culture empreinte de spiritualité, où la nature dialogue avec l’âme…

Huun-Huur-Tu in Nice/FRANCE May 24, 2014

Musique sacrée
le samedi 24/05/2014 à 20h30
49, avenue Marne
06100 NICE

Info for ticket:http://infoconcert.francebillet.com/ficheManifestation.do?codman=44521


A l’aube et au couchant , il darde de splendides et rasants rayons qui illuminent la terre d’une intense et lumineuse beauté que les tuvas nomment : Huun Huur Tu. C’est le nom que s’est donné le groupe de chanteurs dont les chants gutturaux et diphoniques célèbrent les mystères de leur harmonieuse nature et l’attachement des bergers à leurs vastes prairies. Soutenue par une technique étonnante, la musique traditionnelle des Tuvan est un art très singulier dans son expression, mais aussi un outil qui permet de calmer les animaux, de les domestiquer. Elle sert également d’appeau dans le chasse aux animaux sauvages. Cette musique fait appel à des instruments très singuliers (harpe juive, banjo à trois cordes, tambours de shama, shaker en rotule de mouton ou coccyx de taureau) mais surtout à une technique vocale dit chant de gorge ou Kloonei, qui fait la voix d’un instrument où les sons amplifient de manière surnaturelle les harmoniques en jouant sur la richesse et la diversité des timbres. Virtuoses ambassadeurs d’une culture empreinte de spiritualité, où la nature dialogue avec l’âme, le groupe Huun Huur Tu nous convient à un fabuleux voyage dans les confins du monde et nous offre un prodigieux et rare moment musical

Huun Huur Tu

Huun Huur Tu

Huun-Huur-Tu in Nice/FRANCE May 24, 2014

Musique sacrée
le samedi 24/05/2014 à 20h30
49, avenue Marne
06100 NICE

Info for ticket:http://infoconcert.francebillet.com/ficheManifestation.do?codman=44521

Fondé en 1991, Huun Huur Tu s’est très vite imposé comme La formation de chant dyphonique incontournable sur la scène internationale.

Ces 4 chanteurs musiciens dont le nom signifie littéralement « Propulseur de soleil », perpétue les traditions vocales et instrumentales de Touva, petite région basée entre la Russie et la Mongolie. L’ambiance sonore des grandes steppes et des montagnes qui forment le paysage de Touva ont inspiré à ses habitants l’une des plus étonnantes musiques vocales de notre planète. La technique vocale dite « chant de Gorge » ou KHOOMEI permet au chanteur d’imiter ces sons ambiants. Par des mouvements précis des lèvres, de la langue, de la mâchoire, du palais et du larynx, les chanteurs produisent deux à trois notes à la fois laissant surgir des mélodies fascinantes. On y reconnaît le chant des oiseaux, un cheval au galop, le ruissellement de l’eau, le sifflement du vent… Le chant de gorge est intimement lié à des traditions animistes et à des rituels chamaniques.

Huun Huur Tu a déjà travaillé avec Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa ou le Kronos Quartet

Huun Huur Tu nous convie à un voyage fabuleux aux confins du monde et au cœur de la transe.

Huun Huur Tu live at Carnegie Hall, NEW YORK CITY 2014

Huun-Huur-Tu European tour 2014


22.05.2014 WIEN / Austria

Venue: Sargfabrik (Venue phone: +43 1 98898111)
Time: 20:00 h

24.05.2014 NİCE/France

Time: 20:00 h

26.05.2014 OFFENBURG/Germany

Time: 20:00 h

27.05.2014 ZÜRİCH/Switzerland
Venue:Haus Appenzell
Time: 20:00 h Der Abend ist eine geschlossene Veranstaltung und es sind keine Eintrittskarten erhältlich

28.05.2014 SCHAAN/Liechtenstein
Time: 20:00 h

30.05.2014 TOGGENBURG/Switzerland
Venue:KlangWelt Festival http://www.klangwelten.com/festival/

04.07.2014 MONTAFON/Austria
Venue:Montafoner Sommer 2014

Huun-Huur-Tu’s Style

Huun-Huur-Tu’s style could be best described as profoundly mysterious. This comes as a consequence of their traditional, ritual laryngeal chants descending from Central Asian land of Tuva. This unique song technique reside on developing an enthralling sound cosmos rich in undertones and overtones.

The members of Huun-Huur-Tu have devoted themselves to learning oId songs and tunes, but at the same time their performances reflect the values of globalization. The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant-garde. The descendants of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics.

The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions.
see more:http://www.jaro.de/artists/huun-huur-tu/





The Ene-Sai (ancient name of the Yene sei River), Sayan(mountains), and Tandim(mountains) are our ancient places.
The soft and soulful “sygyt” and “khöömei” are the ancient song of our people .
The ancestors of our “kargyraa” long ago became like gravestones on the steppe.
But among us are still people who sing kargyraa.
The ancestor of khöömei and sygyt long ago became like gravestones on the steppe.
But our hearts are proud(boil in our chest) that among us are still people who sing khöömei.

HUUN-HUUR-TU / US tour, spring 2014

Friday 04/25/2014

Cambridge, MA
First Congregational Church
11 Garden Street
Show: 8:00PM
Tix: 28

From the independent republic of Tuva, bordering Mongolia, Huun Huur Tu performs an ear-twisting vocal technique called Khöömei. In this style, a single vocalist produces two or three notes simultaneously, often a low drone along with a high-pitched whistle. Accompanied by traditional string and percussion instruments, the four-member ensemble sings rhythmic songs that capture the magic of the Siberian steppe.
see more :http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/1902

HUUN-HUUR-TU / US tour, spring 2014

US tour, spring 2014

April 11 – Dearborn, MI
April 12 – Batavia, IL
April 13 – Cedar Rapids, IA
April 16 – Phoenix, AZ
April 17 – Folsom, CA
April 19 – Los Angeles, CA
April 20 – Portland, OR
April 23 – New York City
April 25 – Cambridge, MA

Huun-Huur-Tu - The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles

Huun-Huur-Tu – The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles

The Story behind Orphan’s Lament

In Tuvan folklore, the orphan is a key figure who shows the central impor­tance of love and family relationships. Deprived of parents, orphans are con­sidered the unluckiest of humans, even if they own lots of animals and have plenty of money.


I’m alone, I’m an orphan If I’d died as a baby.
If as a baby I’d died It wouldn’t have been such a misfor­tune
I’m alone, I’m an orphan
If I’d died as a newborn in the cradle
If as a newborn in the cradle I’d died
No one would have needed my thick­ened blood (placenta)
[i.e., it would have been better to have been aborted
than to have had such an unfortunate life]
We feel pity for a tiny bird
That tumbles from a broken nest
We feel pity for a baby
Who has lost his mother
The fate of the universe Can’t be held back
Even if my dying mother stood up and came to me
She wouldn’t add to my happiness

Kaigal-igil, vocal
Anatoli: byzaanchi
Sayan: marinhuur

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.

2008 – Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

2008 – Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

2008 – Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

2008 – Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

01 4:21 Mezhegey

02 3:00 Daglarym
03 4:33 Ergim Syaryym («Song of Hope»)
04 5:43 Artyy Sayir
05 6:27 Erge Chokka («Unneeded»)
06 6:02 Dembildey («Nomad Dance»)
07 6:28 Chashpy-Hem («Chashpy River»)
08 3:56 Ovyur Hadyp
09 4:22 Bai-Taiga


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:http://eyefortalent.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/artist.performance_schedule/artist_id/33/y


22.05.2014 Wien Sargfabrik Austria

24.05.2014 Nice tba France

26.05.2014 Offenburg Spitalkeller Germany

27.05.2014 Zürich Haus Appenzell Switzerland

28.05.2014 Schaan TAK Liechtenstein

30.05.2014 Toggenburg KlangWelt Festival Switzerland

04.07.2014 Montafon Montafoner Sommer 2014 Austria

read more…http://www.jaro.de/agency-concert-booking-tech-rider/huun-huur-tu/



Archaic voice wonder from Tuva

In 1992, Huun-Huur-Tu was founded by Sasha Bapa, his brother, Sayan, and two other musicians, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Albert Kuvezin. Ever since they have tried to focus on the performance of “old and forgotten songs”, as Sasha put it. Sasha, Sayan, and Kaigal-ool were refugees of one of the large state-managed song and dance ensembles that became fixed institutions of the public cultural life during the Soviet era. For decades these ensembles with their glitzy performances of folk music or pseudo folk music offered the only possibility for young musicians to play indigenous music for a living. Throughout the privatization of the music business in the former Soviet Union, many musicians decided to abandon these state ensembles and form their own groups. The musical results have decidedly been mixed.

In an interview for the American producer and critic, Ted Levin, Sasha Bapa explained the meaning of ‘Huun-Huur-Tu’ as the vertical separation of light rays that one often see out on the grasslands just after sunrise or just before sunset. It seems to be a metaphor for the band’s key element– throat-singing that “consists of producing a deep tone in such a way as to create one or two substantial harmonics. The first harmonic is a humming sound in the mid-range, and on top is a loud whistling tone that the singer raises and lowers to create a weird sort of melody by varying the embouchure” (Jon Sobel, Blogcritics Magazine). In this light and through their heavy touring, Huur-Tu can truly be seen as a leading force in popularizing throat singing or khöömei the past decades.

However rooted in Tuvan traditions, it would be a mistake to attribute Huun-Huur-Tu to a folk ensemble. For the first time, Huun-Huur-Tu laced in the pop charts with a remix of the title “Eki Attar”. It became Greece’s No.1 hit in the summer of 2002. The ensemble then went on to release a studio project entitled ‘Spirits of Tuva’ with Djs of various nationalities. They have performed with Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa, The Chieftains, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Kronos Quartet and L. Shankar among the others. The ensemble’s collaborations do also include other members of JARO: Hazmat Modine, The Bulgarian Voices– Angelite, and Moscow Art Trio.

Huun-Huur-Tu’s Style
Huun-Huur-Tu’s style could be best described as profoundly mysterious. This comes as a consequence of their traditional, ritual laryngeal chants descending from Central Asian land of Tuva. This unique song technique reside on developing an enthralling sound cosmos rich in undertones and overtones.

The members of Huun-Huur-Tu have devoted themselves to learning oId songs and tunes, but at the same time their performances reflect the values of globalization. The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant-garde. The descendants of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics.

The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions.

Huun-Huur-Tu’s Performance
As they began touring in the West, Huun Huur Tu almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship. Hailing from the high pastures of the Altai Mountains in south central Siberia, the musicians have spent decades honing the overtone singing, instrumental approaches, and vibrant songs of their home.

Steeped in Tuvan folklore, the ensemble wears traditional garb and accompanies themselves on string and percussion instruments, playing galloping rhythms that evoke the vast south Siberian steppe. Their tightly structured pieces often imitate natural sounds, so that a song can be a literal representation of a Tuvan landscape.

Jon Sobel of the Blogcritics Magazine characterized the ensemble’s live performance as: “[…] the music is as warmly human as any folk style, and it’s not all khoomei. The four men have six or seven very distinct singing voices among them. Accompanying themselves on plucked and bowed stringed instruments, percussion, and jaw harps, they emulate biological rhythms in song: heartbeats, breathing, a brain drifting in dreamland, and not least (for a nomadic people), a horse’s trot. The songs are about romantic love, love of place, and (not least) horses, with moods that range from lyrical and thoughtful to joyful, humorous and danceable.” In this sense, the San Francisco Bay Guardian concluded that the Tuvan show: “will ride into your brain and leave hoof-prints up and down your spine.”



read more…http://www.jaro.de/artists/huun-huur-tu/

Radik Tyulyush solo concert in Helsinki

Radik Tyulyush of Huun Huur Tu will have a solo concert in Helsinki, May 16th in the Russian science and culture centre. Starts at 17.00
Radik Tyulyush is a musician from The Republic of Tyva. As a member of two well-known world music bands Yat-Kha (2000 – 2004) and Huun Huur Tu (2006 – present), he has toured around the world. Along side with work in Huun Huur Tu, he develops the other projects. He released a solo album Chalama in 2013.
Radik’s latest key performances include WOMAD (Huun Huur Tu) and WOMEX (solo) in 2013.
The new documentary film about Tuva will be shown on May 15th, 16.00 at the same place. The film shows the lifestyle of Tozhu reindeer herders, Kaa-Khem region’s Russian orthodox old-believers and nomads-cattlebreeders of the steppe.
Tickets: 10 euros at the door. Free admission for kids under 10 years age.
KHÖÖMEI WORKSHOP by Radik Tyulyush
will take place in Karjalohja, May 17 — May 18th.

Gökyüzünü bulutların sardığı zamanlarda bulutların arasından sızan gün ışığı HUUN-HUUR-TU

Gökyüzünü bulutların sardığı zamanlarda bulutların arasından sızan gün ışığı HUUN-HUUR-TU

İlhamlarını Asya Türk kültüründen, Şamanizmin derin derin hissedişinden, doğa sevgisinden, insan sevgisinden alan ve New York Times’ın “Müziğin mucizesi” olarak tanımladığı dünyaca ünlü Huun Huur Tu müzik topluluğu Türkiye’de.


Farklı bir tarz olsun istedik güneş gibi vursun, çarpsın anlamında. Gökyüzünü bulutların sardığı zamanlarda bulutların arasından sızan gün ışığı demek.

Daha önce dünyaca ünlü Frank Zappa, The Cheieftains, Guitar gibi gruplarla çalışmalarda bulundunuz, Türkiye’den kimlerle çalışmak isterdiniz?

Tam olarak ünlü müzisyenlerinizi tanımıyoruz, bu konuda bilgi alıp eğer o müzisyenler de isterlerse Türkiye’de de çalışmalar yapmak isteriz.

1997’de Türkiye’de bulunduğunuzda Bulgar grubu Angelite ile konser verdiğinizde, o zamanki Türkiye ile şimdiki Türkiye arasında bir fark görüyor musunuz?

Daha önce İstanbul’a geldik, şu an ilk defa Anadolu’ya geliyoruz. Bir karşılaştırma yapmamız oldukça güç.

Şarkılarınızın ana teması genelde hikâye odaklı, mesela chira khoor (cırra hor) şarkısında kocası kendisinin kol ve ayaklarını kestiğinde kendi kendini iyileştiren altın prenses Aldyn (dangynal)’ın hikayesinden söz eder.

Huun Huur Tu

Huun Huur Tu

Bu hikâyelerin ve şarkıların ilham noktası nedir?

Ortaya çıkış serüveninden bahseder misiniz?

Bu şarkıları biz tarih boyunca, hayat boyunca gezerek, Tuva da ve Moğolistan’da yaşayan halk hikâyelerinden çıkarıyoruz. Dilden dile yayılarak günümüze ulaşmış mistik hikâyeler.


Bunları aletleri öğrenme süreciniz aileden mi geliyor yoksa müzikle uğraşmaya başladığınızda mı merak sardınız?

Bunlar bizim geleneksel aletlerimiz, babadan aileden gelmiştir. İlk öğrenme sürecimiz gelenekten ve ailemizden gelmektedir. Ayrıca bazı çalgı aletlerini grubumuzdan Alexsey Saurıglar yapıyor.

Müzik hayatınızdaki en büyük başarınız olarak tanımladığınız olay neydi?

Sahneye çıkışımız, böyle farklı bir müzik yapmış olmamız bir başarıdır. Bizim için de seyirciler için de birer hatıra oluyor. Yaptığımız çalışmalar hayatlarımızdan bir sahnedir. Halk yaptığımız müziği seviyorsa biz devam ederiz.

Favori şarkılarınız arasında en çok sevilen fly fly my sandess,orai la boldula gibi parçalar sizce neden bu kadar sevildi?

Halk bu şarkıları belki daha iyi hissediyor olabilir. Kelimelerin anlamlarını bilmeseler bile duyguları bu şarkıları sevmelerini sağlıyor.

Albüm isimleriniz; “Sürümde 60 atım var”, “Bir kartal olarak doğmuş olsaydım eğer” gibi geleneksel bir grup olduğunu çağrıştırıyor, geleneklerinizi özellikle vurgulamak için mi bu isimleri seçtiniz?

Elbette ki, ayrıca daha ayırt edici olsun, anlamları derin olsun diye bu tür isimler seçiyoruz.



9-Kayseriyi nasıl buldunuz?

Dağlar gözümüze çarptı ve muhteşemdi, burada kendimizi evimizde gibi hissettik. Tuva’dan, Sayan dağlarından çıkan Türklerin, neden buraya dağlık bölgeye geldiklerini anlıyoruz, öz ataları da dağlarda yaşamışlardı

10-Müziklerinizdeki ilham kaynağı nedir?

Bizim memleketimiz, dağlarımız, kültürümüz en büyük ilham kaynağımız. Amerikalı etnik müzik yapan bir müzisyen etnik müziği şöyle tanımlar; bizim yaptığımız müzik temel oluşturur. Bu şarkıları dinlerken dinleyicinin gözünün önünde resim çizer, o bölgelere gitmeyen kişi bu müzikleri dinleyip gözünde canlandırabiliyor. Bizim ilham kaynağımızın çıkış noktası da tam olarak, tabiatla insanın karşılaşması macerasını ve sevgisinin mesajını veriyoruz müziklerimizde, tabiat ve insan sevgisini buluşturuyoruz.

Концерт группы Huun Huur Tu, Concert group Huun Huur Tu – 8 апреля, вторник

8 апреля, вторник

Начало в 20.00
Вход: 700 руб., студентам: 600 руб.



Тувинская группа Хуун-Хуур-Ту на протяжении многих лет является, безусловно, самым известным в мире музыкальным проектом всего бывшего СССР (не считая исполнителей классической музыки и поп-дуэта “Тату”).

Музыка Хуун-Хуур-Ту – уникальная, магическая, вобравшая в себя все наследие тувинского фольклора, традиции горлового пения, и развивающая это наследие. Группа прочно входит в элиту world music планеты. С 1993 года группа выступила практически на всех крупнейших фестивалях world music, джаза и даже рок-музыки, дала около тысячи концертов на всех континентах, совершила 16 концертных туров по США и Канаде, множество раз выступала во всех странах Европы, Японии, Австралии, Мексике, Гонконге, Сингапуре, Малайзии. В мире пользуются популярностью 9 альбомов группы, а также более десятка совместных работ
Хуун-Хуур-Ту с другими музыкантами. Группа записывалась и выступала с выдающимися музыкантами самых различных жанров, такими как Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, Kronos Quartet, Mickey Heart and Bob Weir (Greatful Dead), Johnny “Guitar”Watson, Shankar, Trilok Gurtu, Fun-Da-Mental, Bulgarian Voices Angelite и др.

Во всех известных музыкальных энциклопедиях Хуун-Хуур-Ту называется самым выдающимся музыкальным явлением России за последнее десятилетие.

В 2012 году группа номинирована на BBC World Music Award – самую престижную в мире ежегодную награду в сфере этно-музыки.

Zvuki.ru о юбилейном концерте Хуун Хуур Ту:

“Они не делали тайны или шоу из своего появления: прошли при полном освещении на свои места, одетые в красивые однотонные халаты и с необычными инструментами в руках. Однако начало выступления обрушилось на слушателей в один миг, отрезая все, что было раньше, и все, что было вокруг. В одну секунду свет погас, а четверо музыкантов, закрыв глаза, с силой запели “Молитву”, или “Prayer”, как она обычно называется на дисках ХХТ. Эта вещь исполняется а-капелла, только четыре странных потока звука, в которых не сразу узнается человеческий голос. Это было похоже на мгновенное перемещение во времени и пространстве. Хуун-Хуур-Ту вбросили нас, слушателей, в свой мир, и там уже принялись за нас основательно.

Весь секрет ХХТ – вовсе не в том, что они исполняют “этническую музыку” и занимаются горловым пением. Чепарухин сказал перед концертом, что группа пытается не только возрождать национальную музыку, но и развивать ее естественным для нее образом. Он был абсолютно прав. Музыка ХХТ живая; невероятно живым было и их выступление. Оно одновременно очень странно, очень непривычно: эти голоса, эти инструменты, которые так безыскусно и так плавно гудят и поют, их музыка, гипнотически повторяющаяся, как бесконечные повороты колеса едущей по степи телеги, с ритмичной поступью коня, с такими простыми и чистыми эмоциями, от каких мы давно отвыкли. Все шоу очень естественно, и в этом – особая заслуга ХХТ. Они – не ботаники, выкладывающие перед нами засушенные листки из музыкального гербария; они не актеры, изображающие из себя давно мертвых персонажей. В них не чувствуется и бездумного отрицания текущей даты на календаре; они принимают и понимают, что время изменилось. Однако при всем том они ухитряются сохранить абсолютно живой (и не обезображенной) многовековую музыкальную традицию и позволить слушателю разделить эту другую жизнь, прикоснуться к ней – потому что искренне верят в нее сами. Это катарсис, честное слово.

В группе четыре человека, и каждый из них способен один составить целое шоу. Алексей Сарыглар отвечает за ударные, которые, кстати, изготавливает для себя сам. Поразительно, какие сложные и богатые ритмы можно извлечь из одного большого барабана с несколькими дополнительными приспособлениями вроде “репродуктивных органов быка с овечьими косточками внутри” (цит. А. Чепарухин). Алексей, как и все члены группы, способен также играть на струнных и не хуже остальных владеет искусством горлового пения. Он создает основательное, солидное впечатление, какое и должен оставлять тот, кто заведует ритмом. Андрей Монгуш – самый молодой участник группы; в состав ХХТ он входит только полтора года. Тем не менее он, со своей скорее даже китайской, чем тувинской внешностью, управляется с целым рядом обязанностей: от простого поддержания ритма до сложных сольных номеров; на него возложена значительная часть вокальных партий, особенно дополнительных. По свидетельству его коллег, он также активно участвует в написании нового материала.

С аудиторией обычно общается Саян Бапа, один из двух оставшихся с самого начала основателей группы (вместе с Кайгал-Оолом Ховалыгом). У него очаровательный трудноуловимый акцент, и он предваряет каждую песню коротким емким пояснением (почти в каждой песне так или иначе поется о конях… на то тувинцы и кочевники). Основной его обязанностью, однако, является игра на струнном дошпулууре, и со своим обтянутым змеиной кожей инструментом он исполняет партии, изумляющие подчас своей сложностью.

Наконец, о Кайгал-Ооле Ховалыге Саян сказал, что тот для группы – старейшина. И Ховалыг, играющий большей частью на игиле (такой смычковый струнный), а также вместе с Андреем ведущий основную часть вокальных партий, действительно излучает несуетное, уверенное спокойствие, которое и должно исходить от старейшины – не столь важно, группы или рода.

Первую половину сета ХХТ в основном следовали трек-листу своего диска Live 1, не отклоняясь от него где-то до “Kongurey” и “Song of the Caravan Drivers”. Стоит с удовольствием отметить, что звук на концерте был просто идеальный, а сами музыканты воспроизводили студийные версии своих композиций точнее, чем способны это делать многие современные рок-музыканты. Ударную силу репертуара группы составляют бодрые среднетемповые номера в духе “Oske Cherde”; однако ХХТ умело разнообразили свою программу. Прозвучала и жемчужина их репертуара, меланхоличная “Kongurey”, где Саян отложил дошпулуур и взялся за гитару; и кое-что без аккомпанемента; и изящная баллада в сольном исполнении Андрея. Полтора часа (чуть меньше) выступления Хуун-Хуур-Ту пролетели не то, чтобы незаметно, но безо всякого напряжения для слушателя. Пару раз им подносили цветы, а в какой-то момент тувинский юноша-зритель даже сказал небольшую речь, путаясь в словах от волнения. Смеха это не вызвало – зал разделял его эмоции.”

Huun-Huur-Tu, Odugen Taiga