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Johanni Curtet
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  • France
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October 3, 2015 at 1pm to October 31, 2015 at 12pm
Meïkhâneh prepares a new album for 2016. We start a Crowd Funding campaign that will continue until October the 31st. We need your help!Find out more about the project and support us here:www.coprod-meikhaneh.comPlease share the campaign.Thank you!See More
Oct 3
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Jul 15
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Höömij Workshop in Krakow! at Ethnographic Museum

July 7, 2015 at 3pm to July 8, 2015 at 4:30pm
2 upcoming höömij workshops in Kraków, with Tsogtgerel Tserendavaa & Johanni CurtetDopełnieniem koncertu będą warsztaty śpiewu alikwotowego, które we wtorek i czwartek poprowadzą Tsogtgerel Tserendavaa & Johanni Curtet.7/07/15: 15h-16h30, Ethnographic Museum8/7/15: 15h-16h30, Ethnographic MuseumInformations: http://www.etnokrakow.pl/ticketsSee More
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Upcoming radio broadcast on khöömii with France Musique! at Maison de la Radio, France Musique

May 31, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Sunday between 7 and 8.30pm (french time), radio broadcast on mongolian khöömii, the ethnomusicological researches of Johanni Curtet and the cultural activities of Routes Nomades.Dimanche entre 19h et 20h30 émission radio consacrée au chant diphonique mongol, les recherches ethnomusicologiques de Johanni Curtet et les activités de Routes Nomades.Carnet de Voyage - France MusiqueLive or podcast here: De l’art du timbre vocal : au cœur du khöömii en Mongolie…See More
May 29
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Höömij Workshop in Paris! at Philharmonie de Paris

April 8, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
A short ethnomusicological introduction and practical initiation to mongolian höömij at the new Philharmonie de Paris!Duration: 1h30 Cost: 10 € (limited to 15 people)See More
Mar 10
Johanni Curtet posted a video
Feb 13

Profile Information

About me:
Ethnomusicologist, Ph.D., specialist of mongolian höömij
Associate researcher at University of Rennes 2, France
Höömij teacher
Musician, höömij and throat singer
Artistic Director of Routes Nomades' association
As a band we are:
-Höömij with Tserendavaa & Tsogtgerel since 2006
-Meïkhâneh (trio)
-Urbi & Orbi band
Höömij, Harhiraa, Throat singing, Guitare, Tovshuur, Dombra, Garaya, some Percussions, and some Guimbardes
Mongolian and Tuva "traditionnal" musics, Titi Robin, Lo'jo, Ali Farka Touré, Vincent Segal...

CD Releases

Tserendavaa & Tsogtgerel

"Xöömij Overtone Singing from Mongolia"

CD/DVD 3017742- Buda Musique/Routes Nomades, 2008

Field Recordings, Photos and Booklet: Johanni Curtet




You can order it on this link:



Dörvön Berkh

"Four Shagai Bones, Masters of Overtone Singing"

CD PAN 2100 - Pan Records/Routes Nomades, 2010

Recordings, Photos and Booklet: Johanni Curtet


NEW CD - February 2012

EP 6 TRACKS - autoproduction
Recorded in "La Caisse à Musique", in La Fonderie (Le Mans, France)
Recordings, Mix and Mastering by Hervé De Caro (Music-Avenue)

Meïkhâneh is a world music band from Rennes (Brittany, France). It's Three musicians, gathered with the idea of making an "imaginary folklore", by putting together different traditional influences.

The voice goes up to fado, blues, East Europe, or Mongolian overtone and throat singing. The guitar sounds inner-asian, classic, African and so on. The percussions remind us Iranian, Indian and East European rhythms.

The word Meïkhâneh comes from Persian poetry and means "Wine House".

We have also a project with Uuganbaatar Tsend-Oshir, a mongolian counter bassist, from Nurnberg, who plays with Egschiglen.

Together, we created a show, "Meikhaneh & Uugan" in summer 2011, in La Distillerie Art House (Bulle, Switzerland) for a very special event about Mongolian art, called "The Guardians of the Wind". We played this show one more time in January 2012, in Quévert, in Brittany, for the "Violin Festival".

We will also play together in Rubrouck (Near Lille, North of France), during the "Week of Mongolia in Flandre" Feast, on May the 20, 2012.

You can listen it or order the CD here:http://www.myspace.com/meikhaneh

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DVD release of the film "Masters of overtone singing"


Masters of overtone singing

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Posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:38am — — 1 Comment

Meïkhâneh - my trio project page on MySpace

Meïkhâneh Here is a link on my trio project's page: myspace.com/meikhaneh…



Posted on December 16, 2010 at 10:30am —

French Ethnomusicology Society Network

Here is my page www.ethnomusicologie.fr/userprofile/122

on the French Ethnomusicology Society Network

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 10:30am —

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At 4:26pm on December 18, 2010, Rowan Lee Hartsuiker said…

Hey Johanni,

how are you?

I tried to meet you with Andrew Colwell last July in Ulaanbaatar,

unfortunately you were too busy with work. We surely meet next time!

Greetings from Holland,



At 9:19pm on April 15, 2008, Tran Quang Hai said…
Cher Johnni,
Je suis content que tu sois membre de l'Overtone Music Network.
Tu connaitras d'autres musiciens qui pratiquent le chant diphonique et d'autres compositeurs .
Il y a pas mal d'articles sur mon blog . Tu peux le visiter .
Tran Quang Hai
PS: Je te verrai le jeudi 17 avril 2008
N'oublie pas de mettre une photo de toi sous ta page : Johanni Curtet's page

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