Khöömii Singer Tserendavaa Presentation at Mongolian Khöömii Festival Conference July 2011

Khöömii Singer Tserendavaa Presentation at Mongolian Khöömii Festival Conference July 2011

Published on Jan 11, 2015

Tserendavaa is famous in Mongolia as one of the most experienced Khöömii Singers (Overtone singing). He is a herdsman who still lives in the landscape of Khöömii in west Mongolia and is a keeper of the traditional ways as nominated by UNESCO. The Inaugural European Mongolian Khöömii Festival and Conference at The School of Oriental and African Studies,London, were honoured for him to give the first presentation on July 11th 2011. Other speakers were Dr Carole Pegg Uk’s foremost Mongolian and South Siberian Ethnomusicologist. Ariunbold Dashdorj, musician and director of the Mongolian Throat Singing group, Khusugtun. Michael Ormiston, UK’s most experienced Mongolian Khöömii Singer. The event was organised by Unurmaa Janchiv (Who also translated) and Michael Ormiston, in cooperation with, The Embassy of Mongolia London, Lingua Global and The School of Oriental & African Studies. Thanks to Steve Teers of DiVa Pictures and Tim Brewer for filming


Khoomii (throat singing) lesson by Sundui

Khoomii (throat singing) lesson by Sundui

Published on May 15, 2010

Khoomii lesson by Sundui, followed by two traditional melodies. English translation (not perfect): “To do exercises, you have to use the constricted voice of the “khoomii” (throat singing). We use the vowels A, E, I, O, U, Ü to perform the exercises. Let me demonstrate it for you. (1st singing) After this we connect it to the khoomii (tongue). (2nd singing) For beginners, you have to know the difference between making a sound from high and lower in the throat. Let me show you the one with making a sound from low. (3rd singing) Now you can connect it with your nasal pasages (open your sinus). (4th singing) There’s also constricting high in the throat way from near and make sounds only with the voice. (5th singing) There’s also sounding from afar. (6th singing) Aside from this, there’s also a style called “harhiraa”, or root constriction, here’s how it sounds (7th singing) Then you can bring the constriction up, (8th singing) These are the types of constriction you have to learn to do khoomii.” Photos taken from these youtube-videos:……… 1st Audio-track is from the CD called Mongolia Traditional Music by UNESCO (1995). Second track is extracted from the vinyl copy of “Vocal music of Mongolia”, recorded by Jean Jenkins.

The Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei

The Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei


Published on Dec 2, 2010

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – 2010 URL:… Description: Khöömei is a form of singing originating in western Mongolia, in the Altai mountains. The performer imitates sounds of nature, simultaneously emitting two distinct vocal sounds: along with a continuous drone, the singer produces a melody of harmonics. Khöömei literally means pharynx, and it is believed to have been learned from birds, whose spirits are central to shamanic practices. The multitude of Khöömei techniques in Mongolia are grouped within two main styles: the ”kharkhiraa” (deep Khöömei) and ”isgeree” Khöömei (whistled Khöömei). In ”kharkhiraa” the singer sings a drone in a normal voice, while emphasizing the undertone or subharmonic one octave below. In ”isgeree” Khöömei, it is the overtones above the fundamental note of the drone that are emphasized, creating a higher-pitched whistle. In both cases, the drone is produced with very taut vocal cords, and the melody is created by modulating the size and shape of the mouth cavity, opening and closing the lips and moving the tongue. Khöömei is performed by Mongolian nomads in a variety of social occasions, from grand state ceremonies to festive household events. Khöömei is also sung during herding, and inside the yurt to lull babies to sleep. Traditionally, Khöömei is transmitted orally from bearer to learner, or via master-to-apprentice. Country(ies): Mongolia © 2009 by Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO Duration: 10:01:00 – Support: DVD (0039600025)

Learn to Throat Sing in Tuva!

Learn to Throat Sing in Tuva!

Published on Dec 11, 2015

In this video, Tuvan throat singer Ayan Shirzhik of the Alash Ensemble invites you to study the vocal art of throat singing in the Republic of Tuva with TravelTuva. Partnered with Tuvan musicians, cultural leaders, and government offices, TravelTuva provides adventures and cultural tours in this little known Siberian republic.

Mongolian Throat Singing-Batzorig Vaanchig 10 hours edition

Mongolian Throat Singing-Batzorig Vaanchig 10 hours edition

Published on Jan 18, 2017

“Great master teacher of the mongolian throat singing” Part II

“Great master teacher of the mongolian throat singing” Part II

Published on Mar 22, 2012

Д.Энхцэцэг редактортай МҮОНТВ-н Соёл эрдэнэ студийн хийсэн Монголын алдарт хөөмэйч Баатарын Одсүрэнгийн тухай хөрөг нэвтрүүлэг 2011 он Odsuren Baatar is one of the mongolian famous throat singer and great teacher.…