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About the Workshop
Tuvan khöömei (throat-singing) is a type of overtone singing that a singer creates more than one pitch at the same time by adding pressure to the throat. Tuvan people grow up listening to throat-singing, therefore are familiar with the subtleties of the art form and have as a result heard many overtones that are unusual or even unheard of in other cultures. It takes years of learning and practice for one to master the skills of Tuvan khöömei. The workshop is designed for throat-singing beginners. Led by Choduraa Tumat, head of Tyva Kyzy, as well as two other members of the group with live demonstrations, the workshop will allow participants to learn about the basic skills of Tuvan khöömei.
The Group│Tyva Kyzy
Tyva Kyzy (Daughters of Tuva) was founded by Choduraa Tumat in 1998 with an ambition to break the age-old taboo on women singing with throat techniques. The group is the first and the only group of women performing throat-singing in Central-Asia. They are pioneers of ensemble performing of this unique traditional technique of Tuvan throat singing. The throat-singing, or khöömei in Tuvan, is still considered to be a domain of male singers. The main accomplishment of the group remains the female throat-singing songs, although the group also performs plenty of “ordinary”, traditional folk songs. Apart from that all members of the group are outstanding instrumentalists, playing on various instruments. Thus their music covers the whole range of traditional Tuvan musical colors
Organizer: National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor: Ministry of Culture
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