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June 29, 2013

Demonstration of Tuvan instruments and throat singing

The Republic of Tuva, in Russia’s southern Siberian steppes, presents a rich mosaic of unique vocal and instrumental music. Musicians Ayana Samiyaevna Mongush, Said Chüldük, Angchy Tamdyn and Aldar Konstantinovich Tamdyn demonstrate a variety of stringed instruments and modes of throat singing.

Video by Sara Legg and Kylie Shryock
Editing by Sara Legg

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