The Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei

The Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei

UNESCO

Published on Dec 2, 2010

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – 2010 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/… 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)

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. http://www.facebook.com/odsuren.baatar http://www.facebook.com/mongolkhuumei…

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

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

Published on Mar 21, 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. http://www.facebook.com/odsuren.baatar http://www.facebook.com/mongolkhuumei…

Khusugtun’s Throat Singing Gets Standing Ovation | Asia’s Got Talent Grand Final 1

Khusugtun’s Throat Singing Gets Standing Ovation | Asia’s Got Talent Grand Final 1

Asia’s Got Talent

Published on May 7, 2015

Khusugtun’s magical throat singing around an open fire takes listeners back to the ancient mountains of Mongolia. Touched, the judges offer the band a standing ovation.

Khusugtun Band Takes Listeners Back To Mongolia | Asia’s Got Talent Semis 2

Khusugtun Band Takes Listeners Back To Mongolia | Asia’s Got Talent Semis 2

Published on Apr 23, 2015

Khusugtun Band’s hypnotic throat singing takes listeners back thousands of years to the majestic mountains of Mongolia. David loves it so much he declares Khusugtun the One Direction of Mongolia!