N. Sengedorj of Mongolia demonstrates khöömei throat-singing

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.

N. Sengedorj of Mongolia demonstrates khöömei throat-singing

N. Sengedorj of Mongolia demonstrates khöömei throat-singing

Published on Mar 23, 2009

Find recordings similar to this on these Smithsonian Folkways recordings: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai… http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai… http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai… and for more information about Smithsonian Folkways , the non-profit record label of the national museum, click here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.aspx 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 “khöömei”. 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. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution