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Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia

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  • Audio CD (21 Oct 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • ASIN: B000001DGS
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,827 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Steppe KargiraaFedor Tau 1:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. SigitMergen Mongush0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sigit "Alash"Mergen Mongush 1:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sigit with Igil (bowed instrument)Anatolii Kuular 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. KhoomeiFedor Tau0:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. KhoomeiSundukai Mongush0:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Tespeng KhoomeiSundukai Mongush0:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Kozhamik (medley) with khoomei, sigit, and kargiraaTumat Kara-ool 2:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Kargiraa duet "Artii-Sayir"Tumat Kara-ool and Andrei Chuldum-ool 1:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Khomuz melodies performed by trio of Khomuz playersAnchimaa Sonat, Anchimaa Khert, Achyimaa Targin Chandanmaa Torten-ool 1:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. BorbannadirMikhail Dopchun0:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. BorbannadirTumat Kara-ool0:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Borbannadir with finger strokes across lipsTumat Kara-ool0:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. BorbannadirAnatolii Kuular 1:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. EzengileerMarzhimal Ondar 1:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Sigit with khomuzOleg Kuular0:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Medley of various throat-singing stylesEnsemble "Amirak" 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Kargiraa "Artii-Sayir"Vasili Chazir 1:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Melody on the amirge (hunting horn): luring of the stagVasilii Khuurak0:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. 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 herdVasilii Khuurak, Shozhul Salchak, and Polina Ore-ool 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Domestication of sheep to lambDoluma Lopsanchap 1:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Domestication of goat to kidDoluma Lopsanchap0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Domestication of cow to calfKhuren Oorzhak0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Domestication of camel to calfShimet Soyan0:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Excerpt from shamanic healing ritualAlexander Davakai 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Funeral lamentTatyana Sat 1:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. LullabyTatyana Sat0:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Wooden jew's harpBalgan Kuzhuget0:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Lullaby with KhoomeiBilchit-Maa Davaa 1:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Long Song: "Don't Frighten the Crane"Sundukai Mongush 1:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Long Song: "When I Graze My Beautiful Sheep"Khuren Oorzhak 1:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Kozhamiktar (antiphonal quatrains)Group of men and women from Chadan, Dzun-Khemchik Region 1:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Ceremonial Song: "Hymn to the Mountains"Kazak Sandak 1:00£0.99  Buy MP3 

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of Tuvan music 27 May 2001
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Tuvan music has almost certainly remained consistent since the Mongol Golden Hoarde swept across Asia and into Europe in the Middle Ages. It has also attracted the attention of a number of highly respected Western musicians such as the late Frank Zappa. Some of Tuva's top musicians have learned from these encounters. Contemporary Tuvan musicians, whilst maintaining all the best aspects of their tradition, have learned some of the finer points of music as diverse as Celtic traditional music, not least Irish music, blues, jazz, West African music and avant garde and experimental music. Tuvan music is now maturing into a comfortable blend of a traditional music that encapsulates some of the subtler aspects of its newly found influences. This album epitomises that new found freedom of creativity and progress in Tuvan music. It should be highly recommended to all afficionados of modern 'ethnic' music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Odd sounds 19 Dec 2013
By Phil
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I had a an old cassette tape of these and of course what cars come with cassette players nowadays, the music is brilliant it's guttural with really weird sounds which is thousands of years old. I don't play it very often admittedly as it's an acquired taste I do hear the music on the TV as background music and you should see the look of surprise on peoples faces when they ask "I wonder what that music is"? and I reply with the answer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal. 26 Feb 2003
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Very traditional Tuvan throatsinging. A MUST have for anyone interested in xoomei. Pretty Amazing stuff, but this CD has more ethnomusicological content, so you'd be safer getting a Huun Huur Tu CD (their Live #2, for instance, is phenomenal) if you're just looking for something good to listen to.
However, if you are truly interested in throatsinging, this is a must have.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Archive of Tuvan Melodies 29 May 2003
By Joseph Johnson - Published on
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This CD was one of the first to feature the unique musical tradition of Tuva. This CD was recorded in the yurts and natural areas of Tuva, so sometimes the sound quality isn't top notch. This is also more like a sampler. None of the tracks are very long and it moves through the different styles of throatsinging and melodies very fast. It does feature some of the revered masters of the styles though. I think this would be a good introductory disc to throatsinging, so a person can find what they like.
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2.0 out of 5 stars One of the first Tuvan CDs available, but one of the weakest 8 Jun 2002
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Tuva is a remote area smack in the center of Asia, nestled in the mountains between Siberia and Mongolia. Traditional Tuvan throat-singing is an amazing thing--the singer produces two notes AT THE SAME TIME, a low drone and a higher melody. This Smithsonian/Folkways CD was probably the first Tuvan CD available in the US; it was around when CD co-producer Ted Levin first brought three Tuvan throat-singers on an American tour. Unfortunately, the CD is primarily of ethnomusicological interest. There are brief examples of the various styles of khoomei (the general Tuvan name for throat-singing), but there are few tracks that can really be considered songs, and all but a few of the vocal tracks are a cappella. Only three of the 33 tracks on the CD are more than two minutes long. There is also plenty of jaw harp, animal imitations, a solo for hunting horn, and herders' calls to their flocks. If you're interested in hearing Tuvan MUSIC, you're better off with "Tuva: Voices from the Land of the Eagles", Ellipsis Arts' CD/book "Deep in the Heart of Tuva", or any CD by Huun-Huur-Tu.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good selection of tuvan music 29 Nov 1998
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This cd comprises a very good selection of traditional tuvan music, both overtone singing and instrumentation. The recording quality is top-notch, and the melodies are varied and vibrant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best 21 July 2007
By Massimo Maddaloni - Published on
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This CD presents different styles of Xoomei, or throat singing, from an ethnomusicologist's perspective. It features some of the most incredible sounds on this Planet. It has been recorded in situ, so don't expect studio quality on each and every track. To my taste it's a great listening. Nonetheless, whoever is looking for "easy"-listening music featuring Xoomei, might find it a little dry, and may want to look for some records by Huun Huur Tu, Egschiglen or the like.
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