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11.8.08

Mongolia: throat singing

Mongolian (or Tuvan) throat singing is an ancient type of overtone chanting still performed by the people of Central Asia that involves the manipulation of harmonic resonances as air travels out the lungs, past the vocal folds, and through the lips. The sound produced is both haunting and enchanting, making it one of the most unique forms of musical expression humanity possesses. For a sample...






Below is a similar style performed by Inuit Eskimos in North America. An interesting cultural connection between native people of Siberia and America to note when pondering migration pattern theories.




And for your visual stimulation, a stunning image of a Mongolian eagle trainer:

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