I have been made aware that some believe 'western overtone singing' is inferior to traditional eastern throat singing. Indeed I personally love traditional eastern throat singing and its many types. I also appreciate the immense skill involves in developing and presenting each of the techniques and I respect the cultural heritage behind it. But I strongly contest any suggestion that it is superior or even more genuine than western overtone singing. Both are in fact different forms of singing from the same family of throat singing techniques. Both also require many different kinds of skills and both exhibit different qualities of sound.
I hope to see a change of dialectic where both forms are celebrated without one trashing the other. It is simply ridiculous and plain wrong to say that traditional throat singing is a more evolved form of singing than western overtone singing. There are many colours in the rainbow to celebrate.
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