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Artist Biographies

Kaigal-ool Khovalyg

Kaigal-ool Khovalyg

An extremely talented, self-taught overtone singer, Khovalyg worked as a shepherd until the age of 21, when he was invited to join the Tuvan State Ensemble. He settled in Kyzyl and started teaching throat singing and igil. A co-founder of Huun-Huur-Tu, he left the State Ensemble in 1993 to… Continue

Added by Tran Quang Hai on April 14, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Kongar-ol Ondar, biography, Tuvan throat singer

Kongar-ol Ondar


Ondar was born in 1962 near the Hemchik River in western Tuva, within sight of the ruins of the Chadaana Buddhist Monastery destroyed by the communists in the 1930's. Ondar's epic saga would converge around his singular vocal gift to make him Tuva's musical ambassador to the world. As a child, he was taught the fundamentals of throat-singing by his uncle. "Throat-singing is a tradition of Tuva that is very… Continue

Added by Tran Quang Hai on April 14, 2008 at 5:58am — No Comments

TYVA KYZY (Daughters of Tuva)

“Tyva Kyzy” (“Daughters of Tuva”) is the first and only women’s group in Tuva that performs all styles of Tuvan throat-singing. This from of multiple tones harmonic singing has been practiced mostly by men and prohibited for women. Tyva Kyzy dares to perform publicly this ancient art of singing in their own unique “feminine” style.

Here is Tyva Kyzy’s “setkilemden sergek yr-dyr” (a cheerful song of my soul). The CD comes with a 20 page… Continue

Added by Tran Quang Hai on April 13, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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