Tyvam (My Tuva) – Kongar-ol Ondar, Evgeny Saryglar & Alash Ensemble

Tyvam (My Tuva) – Kongar-ol Ondar, Evgeny Saryglar & Alash Ensemble

Published on Feb 15, 2015

Footage from the documentary “The Secrets of Khomei, Voices From Tuva” Lyrics (translated from questionable subtitles): (All) On this earth we live we live for centuries here This is Tuva, our country and we are Tuvans! (Second verse missing) (Ayan-ool Sam) The country is our life Delighted are our hearts Because we still live in the same way That we have always lived (Bady-Dorzhu Ondar) As long as our steppe exists As long as our taiga exists We remain here Until the end of days (All) If we want to remain true Tuvans We must always keep singing our khöömei If we let our voices sound We bring our people happiness — From what very, very little Tuvan I know, I’m pretty sure these lyrics are inaccurate. They don’t seem to correspond to the words being spoken. The translated lyrics were probably altered to sound good in Dutch. Translating them to English further confuses the point.

Kongar-ool Ondar, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Anatoli Kuular – Ching Soortukchulerining Yrysy

Kongar-ool Ondar, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Anatoli Kuular – Ching Soortukchulerining Yrysy

Published on Jul 23, 2009

This song is about Tuvan caravaners, who use to travel to China about 500/700 years ago for trading and other proposes.

 

Master Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ol Ondar (Коңгар-оол Ондар) Unplugged in Marin

Master Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ol Ondar (Коңгар-оол Ондар) Unplugged in Marin

Published on Jan 25, 2011

Master Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar performs at a house concert in Marin County, California, Jan 2011. The whistling sound you hear is the isolated overtones of his voice, achieving single-singer harmony. There are no other instruments or vocals besides his singing and the strumming of his doshpuluur (tuvan guitar). He appeared in the acclaimed documentary “Genghis Blues” and has performed on David Letterman.

Kongar-ol Ondar and Paul Pena – Genghis Blues – Promo Video

Kongar-ol Ondar and Paul Pena – Genghis Blues – Promo Video

Published on Sep 9, 2007

This short video predates the movie “Genghis Blues”, and was used to promote the duo for concert bookings. Produced by Friends of Tuva in the mid-1990’s. Kongar-ol Ondar and his student Bady-Dorzhu Ondar appear on the Chevy Chase show, October 1 1993. Kongar-ol Ondar passed away July 24, 2013 in his beloved country of Tuva as a result of complications after emergency surgery for a hemorrhage of the brain. Needless to say, this comes as a shock to all those who knew him and all those who enjoyed his music. Thankfully, we still have his recordings to remember him by.

 

Paul Pena and Kongar-ol Ondar – The Battle of “Chershemjer”

Paul Pena and Kongar-ol Ondar – The Battle of “Chershemjer”

Published on Nov 20, 2007

“Chershemjer” means Earthquake in Tuvan. The Tuvan throat singing master Kongar-ol Ondar named US Blues singer Paul Pena Chershemjer when Paul paticipated the Tuva throat singing contest in 1995. This video clip is from Genghis Blues DVD’s extras; I am not sure if it was shot at a concert in San Francisco.

Paul Pena from the movie Genghis Blues,Good Horses

 

 

Paul Pena from the movie Genghis Blues,Good Horses

Published on Dec 28, 2006

This is a video concert extra from the rare film,”Genghis Blues” starring the late Paul Pena.He performs using the unique Tuva throat singing method in which two vocal cords are used at the same time producing a frog-like sound heard only in certain parts of the world..Paul Pena also wrote the song,”Jet Airliner” made famous by rocker,Steve Miller in the mid 70’s.This is a very rare performance..