Alash Tuvan Throat-Singing Ensemble

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies


Alash Tuvan Throat-Singing Ensemble

Friday, March 6 | 7pm

Scottish Rite Theater

We are pleased to announce that renowned Tuvan throat singing ensemble Alash will again be joining us for a concert this Friday!

Alash performs traditional music from the Republic of Tuva, located in southern Siberia bordering Mongolia, using throat singing and Tuvan folk instruments, all subtly infused with Western influences. Its members formed their first group, Changy-Xaya, as students at the Kyzyl Arts College in Kyzyl, the capital city of the Republic of Tuva, and first toured in the United States in 2006. The group’s members include Bady-Dorzhu Ondar (vocals, igil, doshpuluur, and guitar), Ayan-ool Sam (vocals, igil, doshpuluur, and guitar), and Ayan Shirizhik (vocals, kengirge, shynggyrash, shoor, murgu, and xomus).
The trio of master throat singers has toured the US annually since 2006, playing with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (who were on tour to promote their CD “Jingle All the Way,” which features Alash on several tracks), at SXSW, at UT several times, and on air at public radio stations across the U.S.

More information about this event can be found here, and more information on Alash can be found at their website and on their Facebook page.

The concert is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be at the Scottish Rite Theater, located at 207 W. 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Directions to the theater and parking information can be found here.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and the UT College of Liberal Arts.

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