The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the decades they spent honing their overtone singing, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions. Beginning over seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu has almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship.
The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics
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Huun-Huur-Tu (Throat singing)
Huun-Huur-Tu is a group of four throat-singers and musicians from Tuva, a republic in the Russian federation located in Siberia on the border of Outer Mongolia Tuva lies some 2,500 miles east of Moscow, and is situated at the geographical centre of Asia.
Huun-Huur-Tu has preserved the traditions of their Tuvan culture, and have developed a world... more info