Alash Ensemble


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Alash Ensemble

ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xoomei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What does Tuvan throat singing sound like? "Imagine a human bagpipe" - a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally by the same person, at the same time." (Newsweek, 3/17/2006)

Alash sets itself apart from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers by subtly infusing modern influences... more