Mongolian Music & Throat Singing

A traditional Mongolian throat singer demonstrates and talks about the marin whoor, a traditional Mongolian instrument equivalent to the cello, and Hoomii, the art of throat singing. (6:24 min)

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6 Responses

  1. CS says:

    Wow, that’s amazing. I wonder if a certain talent (like in more conventional type of singing) is required for throat singing or is it purely technical? Whatever it is, the sounds are beautiful.

  2. shapeshift says:

    Hmm, I never thought of it in those terms before. They kind of remind me of bird calls…

  3. Redroom Studios says:

    I’ve hear some of this before… it is quite similar to Inuit throat singing, though the Inuit version most often seems to be done with two vocalists and without any instrumentation.

  4. shapeshift says:

    Hmm, interesting… I have not heard the Inuit throat singing before…. will have to check it out.

  5. Redroom Studios says:

    David, this is more of a modern twist on the inuit throat singing, rather than the traditional style I had described… but I think you will find it interesting.

  6. shapeshift says:

    Thanks for the link, Sean. It’s definitely a very different interpretation of throat singing but the piece is interesting about how Kronos Quartet works…

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