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Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia

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Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia

Recorded in 1987, this highly-acclaimed release makes available to the world a miraculous and remarkable ancient musical tradition, including examples of the rare multiphonic "throat-singing" technique. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Folklife Programs, and the U.S.S.R. Union of Composers, it is an astonishing achievement. "Primal and forthright...a beguiling earful." — The New York Times

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Track Listing

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Steppe Kargiraa Fedor Tau 1:20
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Sigit Mergen Mongush 0:33
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Sigit "Alash" Mergen Mongush 1:38
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Sigit with Igil (bowed instrument) Anatoli Kuular 2:12
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Khoomei Fedor Tau 0:34
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Khoomei Sundukai Mongush 0:26
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Tespeng Khoomei Sundukai Mongush 0:46
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Kozhamik (medley) with khoomei, sigit, and kargiraa Tumat Kara-ool 2:00
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Kargiraa duet "Artii-Sayir" Tumat Kara-ool and Andrei Chuldum-ool 1:08
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Khomuz melodies performed by trio of Khomuz players Anchimaa Sonat, Anchimaa Khert, Achyimaa Targin Chandanmaa Torten-ool 1:49
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Borbannadir Mikhail Dopchun 0:54
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Borbannadir Tumat Kara-ool 0:48
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Borbannadir with finger strokes across lips Tumat Kara-ool 0:42
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Borbannadir Anatoli Kuular 1:26
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Ezengileer Marzhimal Ondar 1:22
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Sigit with khomuz Oleg Kuular 0:56
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Medley of various throat-singing styles Ensemble "Amirak" 2:56
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Kargiraa "Artii-Sayir" Vasili Chazir 1:05
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Melody on the amirge (hunting horn): luring of the stag Vasilii Khuurak 0:46
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Imitation of the roe deer, the musk deer, the reindeer, owl, wolf's howl; Appeal to the patron of hunters before the bear hunt; Reinder herder's calls to reindeer Vasilii Khuurak, Shozhul Salchak, and Polina Ore-ool 3:32
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Domestication of sheep to lamb Doluma Lopsanchap 1:13
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Domestication of goat to kid Doluma Lopsanchap 0:33
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Domestication of cow to calf Khuren Oorzhak 0:33
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Domestication of camel to calf Shimet Soyan 0:30
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Excerpt from shamanic healing ritual Alexander Davakai 2:19
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Funeral lament Tatyana Sat 1:20
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Lullaby Tatyana Sat 0:55
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Wooden jew's harp Balgan Kuzhuget 0:46
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Lullaby with Khoomei Bilchit-Maa Davaa 1:08
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Long Song: "Don't Frighten the Crane" Sundukai Mongush 1:50
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Long Song: "When I Graze My Beautiful Sheep" Khuren Oorzhak 1:30
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Kozhamiktar (antiphonal quatrains) Group of men and women from Chadan, Dzun-Khemchik Region 1:03
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Ceremonial Song: "Hymn to the Mountains" Kazak Sandak 1:01
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