Tuvan Throat Singers

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2012-03-29 Хуун-Хуур-Ту (Huun-Huur-Tu)


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

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Huun-Huur-Tu,Russia
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 CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“The Tuvans will ride into your brain and leave hoofprints up and down your spine.”
THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
“A rustic joyousness and unadulterated expressiveness come out of these musicians.”
JAZZ TIMES
“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.”
THE OREGONIAN (Portland)

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


Huun Huur Tu – Mezhegei ( Concert in Nice/France 24.05.2014 )


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


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


Huun-Huur-Tu Concert in MONTAFON/Austria 04.07.2014

04.07.2014 MONTAFON/Austria
Venue:Montafoner Sommer 2014

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

http://stand-montafon.at/montafoner-sommer/programm-2011/huun-huur-tu


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
Venue:TAK
Time: 20:00 h


Huun-Huur-Tu in ZÜRİCH/Switzerland May27,2014

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


Huun-Huur-Tu in OFFENBURG/Germany May26,2014

26.05.2014 OFFENBURG/Germany

Venue:Spitalkeller
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
http://www.tyvawiki.org/wiki/Aa-Shuu-Dekei-Oo


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 TAYGASI(Ormanı)
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

ÖDÜGEN TAYGA
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


RUMI FESTIVAL 2013 – HUUN HUUR TU (OSLO)

 

HUUN HUUR TU
RUMI FESTIVAL 2013 RIKSSCENEN OSLO-NORWAY
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

Huun-Huur-Tu

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 live at Carnegie Hall, NEW YORK CITY 2014


Huun-Huur-Tu European tour 2014

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22.05.2014 WIEN / Austria

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

24.05.2014 NİCE/France

Venue:SALLE S.GRAPPELLI – CEDAC DE CIMIEZ
Time: 20:00 h

26.05.2014 OFFENBURG/Germany

Venue:Spitalkeller
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
Venue:TAK
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/

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THE STORY BEHİND ANCESTORS CALL

ANCESTORS

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.