The stirring art of Mongolian throat singing

The stirring art of Mongolian throat singing

Published on Nov 23, 2017

The capabilities of a human body are sometimes beyond a brain’s imagination. For example, it’s hard for most people to believe the sound in the video above came from a human being rather than an instrument. That is because the singer is able to produce a continuous bass and simultaneously produce one or more pitches through his/her throat. That unique way of singing is known as khoomei, or hooliin chor (throat singing), an art of singing practiced by Mongolian communities in Inner Mongolia in northern China, Mongolia and the Russian republic of Tuva. It is also known as Tuvan throat singing in other cultures. This singing art was officially inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 2009. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvn… Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/de… Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalT… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing

Author: tranquanghai1944

Ethnomusicologist, composer and vietnamese traditional musician

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