Alash weaves new harmonies into the unique vibrations, whistles, and growls of traditional Tuvan throat singing, creating a sound at once ancient and contemporary.
Alash is a quartet of musicians from the Central Asian Republic of Tuva, known for its unique art of throat singing. This technique, also called overtone singing, allows one singer to produce several pitches simultaneously.
While the sounds of Tuvan throat singing are intimately connected with the natural world, Alash brings this music into the modern concert hall with subtle influences from western music. Traditional Tuvan songs are presented with accompaniment by handmade instruments.
Commentary is provided to bridge the cultural gap for an American audience. For more information about Tuvan throat singing and Alash, see http://www.alashensemble.com/.
Official Website: http://www.cosm.org/
Added by joko on November 5, 2008