Throat Singing Today • Female Singers • Paul Pena • Konga-olOndar
Throat Singing Today • Competitions are still held annually in the region of Tuva, a past member of the Soviet Union located just above Mongolia. • Most competitors are local men, but the rules for entries has become more open women and outsiders. • Throat singing is performed outside Tuva as well.
Throat Singers of Today • Female Throat Singers • Many all-female throat singing groups are springing up. • Female throat singers are now allowed in traditional throat singing competitions.
Throat Singers of Today • Paul Pena • Learned how to throat sing by ear because he is blind. • Infuses throat singing with jazz • Paul was invited to compete in a traditional competition in Tuva; he used his untraditional method of singing and the audience loved it.
Throat Singers of Today • Konga-olOndar • Famous throat singer from region of Tuva • Guest appearance on the Dave Letterman Show • Has sung with Flecktones • Competed in many throat singing competitions
Resources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongar-ool_Ondar • http://www.swallowhill.com/images/artists/highrez/TyvaKyzy001.jpg • http://www.kuryokhin.ru/EMF2009/Eng/artists.htm • http://chrisbrown.blogspot.com/archives/2005_10_01_chrisbrown_archive.html • http://www.wadirum.com/films/genghis_blues/ • http://www.brokenfile.com/maxsidorov/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=236777