Alash Tuvan Throat Singers
Noon-1:30 p.m. - lecture/performance/discussion
7:30 p.m. - concert
The WTAMU Guest Artist Series, in conjunction with the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities, the School of Music and the Department of History, will present the Alash Tuvan Throat Singers in a day of events on Tuesday, April 22 on campus.
The master throat singers and instrumentalists from Tuva, Russia, will conduct master classes for WTAMU students followed by a lecture/performance/discussion at noon. That night, the group will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. All events will be in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall. The lecture and concert are free and open to the public.
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan. The Grammy Award winning artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and in concert for Vladimir Putin. They have released three CDs, and Alash tours often include workshops to introduce Tuvan music to students around the world.