N. Sengedorj of Mongolia demonstrates khöömei throat-singing
Published on Jul 11, 2007
Throat-singing, a guttural style of singing or chanting, is one of the world’s oldest forms of music. It is predominantly practiced in rural areas of Central Asia, where it is called <i>khöömei</i>. The herder/hunter lifestyle in rural Central Asia, with its reliance on the natural world and deeply felt connection to the landscape, is reflected in this vocal tradition. Throat-singers often imitate sounds of the natural surroundings–animals, mountains, streams, and the harsh winds of the steppe. Find recordings of this incredible vocal technique at http://www.globalsound.org.