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Chirgilchin - Kaldak Khamar

 

Wow, I love this new CD and the stories in it, amazing depiction of a car played on igil!

More information about it coming soon...

    $21.00


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Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo - Eternal

 

The #1 most added on Triple A radio, world and RPM charts!

The album is a wonderful collaboration and sounds unlike any of their previous albums with a harmonious blending of the band's indigenous sound and Carmen’s electronic signature.

 

Hope you enjoy it!

    $20.00   Coming soon! Order NOW and it will ship to you when we get them in the coming weeks!


Tyva Kyzy - igil unu - iyem unu CD

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Tyva Kyzy - igi unu - iyem unu (the igils voice - my mothers voice)

 

2009 is the 'Year of the Igil'  as declared by the Tuva government and we are pleased to announce the release of a new CD by Tyva Kyzy - Igil unu - Iyem unu which features 11 vocal and instrumental songs performed exclusively with the Tuvan igil and khomus, to celebrate the groups 10 year anniversary this album features the singing of some of the members mothers! This CD includes a 10 page fold out book with beautiful photo’s, background information and song translations!

The title of Tyva Kyzy’s new album ‘Igil unu – Iyem unu’ (the Igil’s voice my mother’s voice ) declares the spirit of the album: these songs feature mothers and the igil, that two-stringed grandmother of Tuvan musical instruments. Beyond this dual dedication, however, this album demonstrates Tyva Kyzy's unique ability to mine the depths of Tuvan musical tradition and give new voice to familiar songs. The meeting of old and new begins with the album's first track, an old song with modern lyrics, sung by Nadezhda Kuular. Kuular's youth, steeped in the songs of Tuvan nomadic life, combines with her later operatic training in a voice that defies clear categorization. Kuular's own mother, Opal Shuluu, joins her daughter on the second track, in which the igil and the khomus, the two most fundamental of Tuvan instruments, lead us back to the roots of Tuvan sound culture, even as daughter and mother sing about their ancestral homeland. By the opening of track three, we seem to have arrived in the hoary past, resonant with birdsong and the primal sounds of wind. Surprisingly, this is the album's newest song, in which the transcendent voice of young Aylanmaa Damyrang disappears into the sounds of the igil as she remembers a mother last seen long ago. Such blurring of the boundaries between generations and between the female voice and instrumental sound lead us into the heart of the album as the group's youngest singer, Sholbana Belek-ool (herself a new mother) sings the song of an orphan child in a voice dripping with age. Then, suddenly, the album picks up a family of themes more familiar from Tuvan music: love, the land, and the simple act of singing. In this, Tyva Kyzy demonstrates the true depth of their art: they invite us back onto the familiar territory of Tuvan music, this time through the perspective of motherhood and the rich simplicity of the igil.'

Text adapted from CD liner notes - Stefan Kamola

    $20.00


Chirgilchin - Pictures of Tuva CD

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Chirgilchin - Pictures of Tuva

 

Chirgilchin is one of the best known Tuvan groups today. Performing only traditional songs, their melodies capture the spirit of Tuva, while also creating a timeless connection to the land. A Chirgilchin performance immerses the listener into the Tuvan world of steppes, horses, and nomadic life. This new album is a fusion of the sounds of nature with the deep tones Tuvan khoomei and exhilarating vocal songs featuring the female voice of Aidysmaa. The group has been perfecting this sound for over ten years. All of these songs are traditional with lyrics telling ancient stories of Tuvan folklore but this album is also experimental including a few songs borrowing from modern styles - there's even a hard rock Tune.

 

Track Listing: 

    $20.00


NEW ALBUM and Book!

 

Ayarkhaan - 80 page Book with CD

Book is written in 3 languages – Yakut, Russian and English and consists of 80 pages.

 

For years, Ayarkhaan have been leaders in the revival and preservation of the traditional music of Yakutia. The music of Ayarkhaan draws on the powers of Nature and the ancient traditions and wisdom of the Yakut people to create an atmosphere of timeless encounter between Man and the Universe. Ayarkhaan's performances on the Khomus – an instrument that was said to have been made by gods and possess a magical voice - are inspired by a tradition that has been handed down for centuries but also reflects modern musical thinking. Throughout the Russian Federation, scholars, critics and concert-goers alike have hailed Ayarkhaan as the vanguard sound of the Yakut Khomus, an instrument whose tonal versatility and acoustic resonance is at once capable of evoking the sound of a cello, a saxophone, or an electric guitar while occupying a sonic space that is ancient, transcendent and utterly unique. This book will introduce the history and culture of the Yakut people as well as the secrets of the Khomus playing. The enclosed CD includes examples of some of Ayarkhaan's very best compositions.


Book Contents: 1. Yakuts; 2. Iron work; 3. Khomus 4. Traditional singing; 5. "Ayarkhaan"; 6. Achievements

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    $49.00


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Imre Peemot - from Finland

 

DÜK OKTULUKTUNG ÜNÜ

 

Imre has actively studied Tuvinian folk music and lived between Tuva and Finland for a number of years. He has been a member of Cedip Tur, a group that has dedicated it’s efforts to Tuvinian folk music. This first album of Imre is dedicated to Tuvinian folk music with some minor embellishments from other world music traditions such as the Australian didgeridoo which he has played since 1997.

    $19.00


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Alash is touring the US NOW see their schedule!

 

Alash - Alash

Track listing:

 

This is a beautiful studio recording of new and old songs with Alash in top form. Includes background on Tuvan music and culture as well as a ten page booklet of Tuvan song lyrics with English translations; but don't read them until you let your mind create it's own image of the songs as Sean Quirk suggests!

In 2004, Alash won first prize at the International Symposium "Khoomei," throat singing competition. The group won "Best Folk Music Group" in 2000 and 2003, and they came to the United States for a concert tour in 2006 under the Open World Leaders program of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Arts.

    $18.00


Alash - Live at the Enchanted Garden

 

Alash is touring the US NOW see their schedule!

 

In 2004, Alash won first prize at the International Symposium "Khoomei," throat singing competition. The group won "Best Folk Music Group" in 2000 and 2003, and they came to the United States for a concert tour in 2006 under the Open World Leaders program of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Arts.
Their first release is finally here! Includes demonstrations of khoomei styles and commentary in English. 

 

Please note: this is not a commercially manufactured CD or package.

    $16.00


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Gen Dos - Bay-Taiga

 

The second album of the famous Tuvan musician and shaman Gennady Chamzyrin, whose style of throat singing is known all over the world. The musician's mates decided to focus on rock sound in the release, which makes it different from the previous album - Shizo I.D - with profound electronic element, which had been released by Sketis Music in 2006. The CD also features a professional video of one of the songs.

 

    $19.00


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Olchey - Boyduska Yorel

 

This CD is a message that uses the contemporary elements of club culture to better communicate the feeling of the near-isolated people living in close contact with nature and preserving their centuries-old culture, to the audience accustomed to big city soundscape and urban civilization.

 

Pulses of many of Tuvan songs are surprisingly very much like house, and the voice of Ayan-Ool sometimes goes together with synthesizers as naturally as it would have with igil fiddle. This creates the unique feeling of Boyduska Yoreel, both contemporary and traditional.

    $18.00


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Radik Tulush - Tyva: Spirits of My Land

This first solo CD from Radik Tulush
- former member of Yat-kha and current member of Huun-Huur-Tu - charts his musical reconnection with the spirits during a journey to his family's root place in Tangdy Uula. Be transported there by deep growls topped by spectral overtone melodies, sweet-sounding songs and masterly improvisations on a range of traditional instruments.

With comprehensive liner notes by Carole Pegg author of Mongolian Music, Dance, & Oral Narrative

Also available in Europe from www.innerasianmusic.com

    $23.00


TYVA KYZY - setkilimden sergek yr-dyr (a cheerful song from my soul)

Tyva Kyzy debut album is HERE at last and getting great reviews!
In 1998 some of the most gifted women musicians of Tuva joined under the direction of Choduraa Tumat to form Tyva Kyzy,  Daughter of Tuva - the first all-female folk ensemble performing Tuvan throat-singing. For the first time we hear an amazing blend and transition between familiar sounds of female vocals with the surprising overtones of throat-singing. This collection of rare and vividly textured songs and instrumentation reverberates with energy and emotion, gracefully opening the richness of the Tuvan land and culture; traditions and sonic landscapes come alive with humorous joy, nurturing sweetness and thundering power from the unique perspective of Tuvan women.

 

visit to Tyva Kyzy home page or for concert booking go HERE

    $20.00


Choduraa Tumat - Belek: The Gift, Throat Singing by Tuvan Women

As the title suggests, this album is Choduraa's 'gift' for her listeners as well as an expression of her own musical gift. And what a gift it is! Her vocal range is astonishing. She slips with ease between the glottal gymnastics of throat-singing to the plaintive tones of a lullaby or love song, and the ritual imitative calls of animal husbandry. Her instrumental ability is equally impressive as she conjures up the taiga and steppes of Tyva with the igil fiddle or khomus lute and sings of her love with the demir khomus jew's harp. She shines as a beacon for women - in Tyva and worldwide - for having the strength to break the traditional gender taboo and perform khoomei, and for standing up to be counted among the wonderful musicians of Tyva.
Dr.Carole Pegg, Director of 'Inner Asian Music', UK:
Senior Researcher at the University of Cambridge, England.
 

visit to Tyva Kyzy home page or for concert booking go HERE

    $19.00


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Ene-Sie - Alaak

 

A great folk band from Tuva! This album features the rarely heard and extraordinary folk artist and eldest member of Tyva Kyzy Nadejda Kuular and master throat-singer and Igil player Sergei Ondar of the original Tuva ensemble among others. Songs on the album are full of blessings, tongue twisters and traditional songs depicting the sonic landscapes of Tuvan hunter and herder life with an extra dose of vivid animal sounds! Totally great CD!

 

A great album to dance with or to enjoy with kids!

    $18.00


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Chirgilchin - Will Teach

CHIRGILCHIN is Igor Koshkende, Mongoun-ool Ondar and Aldar Tamdyn. The cream of the crop of today's younger generation of Tuvan throat singers and the current champions of the Tuvan national throat singing competition.

 

Here is their latest Album! An amazingly beautiful collection of Tuvan throat-singing singing styles; geared to help beginner and advanced students advance their singing technique. Great to listen to even if you aren't learning the art of Khoomei!

 

 

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    $20.00  Sorry, this CD is temporarily out of stock email is to be notified when it is available


Chirgilchin - Arskans Wind

CHIRGILCHIN is Igor Koshkende, Mongoun-ool Ondar and Aldar Tamdyn. The cream of the crop of today's younger generation of Tuvan throat singers and the current champions of the Tuvan national throat singing competition.

 

Chirgilchin's classic and beautiful first Album!

 

Visit the Chirgilchin Home page

    $18.00


Chirgilchin - Collectible


CHIRGILCHIN is Igor Koshkende, Mongoun-ool Ondar and Aldar Tamdyn. The cream of the crop of today's younger generation of Tuvan throat singers and the current champions of the Tuvan national throat singing competition. Chrigilchin means something like mirage, the invisible waves of distortion as seen above a hot road in the summer.

This CD is simultaneously very traditional and full of brave innovation and subtle techniques. Playful and full of depth from start to finish it is one of the more unique and enjoyable albums to come out or Tuva in recent years. A very popular album!

 

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    $18.00


Sabjilar, Sarymai and Chirgilchin - Central Asian Tales

 

This is a wonderful collection of Ancient songs and legends of Khakasia, Altay and Tuva takes us to the spiritual heart of Central Asian Culture.

Shamanic storytellers Sabjilar Sarymai and Chirgilchin weave a rich and varied musical tapestry: superb throat singing, wild and hilarious animal spirits and shape-shifting natural phenomena abound.

The musicians speak in animal tongues - birds sing, bears growl, dogs bark, sky warriors on horses gallop into view!

    $17.00


Ai-Churek - Chuguruk Kezhik

Ai-Churek is a one of the most powerful and well respected female Shamans in Tuva. She has special rituals for purifying the energies in a house or workplace. She uses ancient techniques of divination to help people look at their past and future paths. In Tuva Ai-Churek runs a center where she works as a healer. People have received real and unique help from her on a wide range of health issues. This CD contains a performance of Ai-Ckurek's rituals.

AL -Oruk, Chuguruk Kezhik (46:28) Purification and releasing ceremony

More About Ai-Churek Here

    $18.00  SORRY, OUT OF STOCK email us to be notified if this item becomes available


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Kyzyl-Moscow II - Festival of Tuvan Music in Moscow

 

Festival of the Tuva music in Moscow. Disc is representing musicians which took part in Kyzyl-Moscow festival in 2005. Among them is an ensemble Salgal
(Generation) - a group which represents the younger generation of the Tuvian musicians; solo playing & singing by Ayan-Ool Sam (soloist Olchey
group) and group Ene-Sai - the elders of Tuvian folk.

 

 

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