Thursday, October 7, 2010

Our Throats Make Splendrous Noises

Here's something I'm sure a lot of you have heard about, but don't think of too often. So I'm here to bring you a bit of cultural entertainment. Inuit throat singing!


Described as: "Iniut Throat Singers at Labrador Idol (Youth Symposium 2007)"
If you can't feel this then you are paralyzed my friend!




Another sweet ass video of throat singing. This one I thoroughly enjoyed. The audio is decent quality and the background information illuminates the mind as you listen to the song.



Kongar-ol Ondar! This was the first video of throat singing that I've seen, and I dug it so hard. I've been Googling around and haven't been able to identify the instrument he uses, except that its a three stringed and of Tuvian craft.



Finally; I probably dig this one the most. It's done with a band and has great sound. The stage presence is beautiful.

If you guys have found any sweet throat singing videos you should definitely post links in your comments. I hope you enjoyed what I've found, its a good collection of both amateur and professional western Inuits and eastern natives.

29 comments:

  1. I've only ever heard of it from the Simpsons movie, but glad I watched these actual real life videos

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  2. I actually have that Back Tuva Future CD. Bought it way back when it was first released after I heard about it on NPR.

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  3. im gonna try to slip splendrous into cau

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  4. You know you have reached the pinnacle of throat singing when you end up on Letterman.

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  5. lol, was not expecting this :D

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  6. That Tuvan guy has to be the most awesome person I've ever seen o.O

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  7. hahaha throat singing is mad weird.

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  8. Haha, great post dude. Keep up the good work! Hit me back

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  9. Wow weird.. But it's pretty cool though.

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  10. Great post dude, and thanks for my comment. I hated working retail also, without doubt the worst type of work

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  11. ending in laughter is just priceless! :D
    It's nice to see young people in the modern age preserving culture. Heartwarming.

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  12. Wow.. this is really different.

    I like the third guy so much. He seeems like such a happy guy.

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  13. Wonder how much stress they put on their vocal cords wow.

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  14. Thats got to hurt the vocal cords after a while....

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  15. our throat is pretty strong. gence why we can drink upside down

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  16. I don't like singing myself. I hate my voice heh.

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  17. that singing is a bit frightening actually :P

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  18. sounds weird, i know that stuff as descand singing.

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  19. I think people sing with their mouths, not throats hehe!
    Mesty =)

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