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July 12, 2013

Sounds of Nature in Music

During a “cross-program” presentation at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, participants demonstrated the influence of nature on their musical traditions.

Tuvan musician Aldar Konstantinovich Tamdyn used his voice and the igil, a traditional bowed instrument, to imitate the natural sounds of Southern Siberia.

Videography by Karen Kasmauski, Bill Douthitt, and David Barnes
Edited by Alexander Jusdanis and Kylie Shryock