Friday 5 August 2016, 8pm
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture.
“There are plenty of recordings of Tuvan throat singing out there, but they can’t compare to witnessing such sonic magic in real time.” — Washington Post
The three musicians who make up Alash – Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik – have won numerous international awards in Tuvan throat singing, a technique which allows vocalists to sing multiple pitches at one time. Ensemble members also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.”
Alash has also collaborated with such diverse musical groups as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, beat boxer Shodekeh and American classical musicians. With their "new old" Tuvan music, Alash stays true to the cultural traditions of their musical heritage, while blending new influences, to create a captivating and utterly unique musical experience.