Chirgilchin Tuvan Throat Singers
Wednesday May 1 7:30 pm doors $20 adv/$25 door all ages welcome
First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Shadyside
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the highly anticipated return of Central Asia's
CHIRGILCHIN TUVAN THROAT SINGERS
with khomus (jaw harp) player Yuliyana Krivoshapkina
The word Chirgilchin has two translations:"dance of the air in the heat of the day" and "miracle". Established in 1996, Chirgilchin is a group of musicians from Tuva, a small Russian province north of Western Mongolia. Their music tells stories of their homeland, its horses and its people.
The monotone sustained notes that branch out into overtone
singing with slight shifts in pitch give Tuvan music its characteristic buoyant yet meditative drone quality. The songs are sung in minor pentatonic scale, similar to American blues.
Throat-singing is an extraordinary vocal form in which one singer
produces two or more voices simultaneously, the low sounds in the throat harmonizing with middle and high flute-like overtones, to create richly layered melodies that evoke Central Asian steppes and nomadic life. Atmospheric and mesmeric, this music is almost too difficult to describe in words and must be heard to be believed.
The most advanced forms of throat-singing come from Tuva, and the members of Chirgilchin are among the best and most accomplished throat-singers in all of Tuva.
Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is a virtuoso in the art of the khomus, the national instrument of the Sakha Republic. It functions much like a Jews harp, but differs in several respects. A conventional Jews harp is limited in range, volume, and pitch, but the khomus is loud and strikingly expansive in range. Yuliyanas skill allows her to play sounds across about three octaves.
She was the winner of the Ethnic Sound category in the Discovery
International Music Pop Festival in Varna, Bulgaria. Yuliyana has performed in Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, China, Thailand, Holland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tatarstan and Turkmenistan. Her music draws on the powers of Nature and the wisdom and traditions of the Yakut people to portray the timeless relationship between Man and the Universe.
First Unitarian Church (View)
605 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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