RADIO // Our Correspondents: TokyoTuvan Throat-Singing
Hosted by Kazue Kobata
Originally aired 5/31/04
Kazue Kobata encounters two representatives of Tuvan throat-singing, Japanese-style. This particular type of throat singing is called homei, a variation used mostly for the performance of epic poetry. The sound is primitive, with no mystical roots and although there are only two singers in this performance, you may hear a third which comes from the sound produced by the mutual interference of the two voices. The first piece performed is called Encounter II and is accompanied by a type of Mongolian harp. Listen in and enjoy!
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