Melodii Tuvi: Throat Songs And Folk Tunes From Tuva
16 recordings of Tuvan folk music and throat-singing from 1969 with liner notes by noted world music scholar Dr. Pekka Gronow of the University of Helsinki.
With the advent of the folk music revival in the 1960s, a new interest in Tuvan music swept through Asia and Eastern Europe. Capitalizing on this appeal, these recordings were issued in 1969 in the Soviet Union. Dust-to-Digital is proud to reissue for the first time on compact disc these traditional performances including several khoomei songs plus one modern take on the classic Tuvan sound. In khoomei, the singer simultaneously produces two more distinct musical notes: a low, sustained bass note and a flute-like higher note. Tuvan sheep herders often practice khoomei in an effort to calm animals and appease spirits. The effect is hypnotic, eerie, and drone-like, unlike any sound you've ever heard come out of a cowboy.