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Huun-Huur-Tu Throat Singers

Huun-Huur-Tu Throat Singers


Huun-Huur-Tu is a musical group from Tuva, which is situated along the Mongolia-Russia border, that is known for their traditional throat singing. Throat singing is when performers sing both a note and its overtones simultaneously, resulting in a rich and complex timbre, or the sound quality and texture of instruments and voices performing the music. Singers from Tuva point out that the different textures of their singing correspond to how they see and experience their rugged landscape.

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"Huun-Huur-Tu: Tuvan Throat-Singing, Republic of Tuva (Russian Federation)," Richmond Folk Festival,

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"Huun-Huur-Tu Throat Singers," in World History Commons, [accessed February 25, 2024]