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March 2011 Blog News (3)

Khoomei Perspective from Tuva 1993

 

Here is an interesting article by Oorzhak Khunashtaar-ool from 1993 about his lifelong khoomei singing, and how it must be properly taught to the young to preserve correct technique and tradition.

 

Even back in 1993, he laments the introduction of pop music influences into khoomei.

 

Also, note the suggestion that a young female group should form, the daughters of Tuva, which came true with 'Tuva Kyzy'.

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Added by kiva simova on March 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Harping in Siberia - The Latest News

7th International Jew’s Harp Congress, Yakutsk 2011

International Jew’s Harp Society Bulletin 2 – Compiled by Michael Wright



First, an apology. In Bulletin 1 we said that the virtuoso competition was for men over 25. We have since had information that indicates that this was a mis-translation. The Virtuoso Competition is, in fact, open to male and female players. The competition for women under 25 has been set up to encourage and support female players and the organizers have… Continue

Added by Deirdre Morgan on March 14, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

New Oidupaa Recordings Now for Sale!

The legendary throat-singer and bayan player Vladimir Oyun Oidupaa's project, Singing with Echoes Through the Universe is now available in two exciting editions:



Standard Edition includes eight new recordings with Tuvan and Russian lyrics, Latin-alphabet transliterations, and English translations, notes by Tuvan Ethnomusicologist Dr. Valentina Suzukei, plus original graphics by Johnna Morrow and photographs. Songs are highest-quality 320 kbps MP3s.



Collectors Edition also… Continue

Added by Steve Sklar on March 7, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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