[Local events] Thursday 7/20: Tuvan throat singers at the Old Church

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Wed Jul 19 13:37:42 PDT 2006

Rare opportunity to hear Tuvan throat singing:


Thursday, July 20
8:00 pm
$15 at the door

The Old Church
SW 11th and Clay

(joining Chirgilchin on this stop on their tour will be Portland throat 
singer Enrique Ugalde of Soriah)


Chirgilchin is the cream of the crop of today's younger generation of 
Tuvan throat-singers; they are the current champions of the Tuvan 
national throat-singing competition. The group sings ancient folk songs 
in the Tuvan language and plays hand made instruments.
Chirgilchin is becoming known for their innovative new compositions with 
a jazz-like handling of the traditional vocal techniques and 
instrumentation. This has sparked the interest of musicians like Laurie 
Anderson who will perform with the group this summer in New York City. 
Tuva is a small Russian province north of Western Mongolia.

For more on Chirgilchin (including sound samples), please visit their 
Web site: http://www.purenaturemusic.com/chirgilchin

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