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N. Sengedorj of Mongolia Demonstrates Khöömei Throat-Singing [Live at Folklife Festival 2002]
N. Sengedorj of Mongolia demonstrates khöömei throat-singing at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on July 4, 2002. Find recordings similar to this on these Smithsonian Folkways recordings: The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan -- Tuva, Among the Spirits: Sound, Music, and Nature in Sakha and Tuva -- Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia -- Throat-singing, a guttural style of singing or chanting, is one of the world's oldest forms of music. It is predominantly practiced in rural areas of Central Asia, where it is called "khöömei". The herder/hunter lifestyle in rural Central Asia, with its reliance on the natural world and deeply felt connection to the landscape, is reflected in this vocal tradition. Throat-singers often imitate sounds of the natural surroundings--animals, mountains, streams, and the harsh winds of the steppe. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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