Alash Ensemble, master artists from the Central Asian republic of Tuva, return to Chicago for another mind-blowing concert of Tuvan throat singing and traditional and innovative music Sunday, April 10, 2011!
With an expansive repertoire of Tuvan songs about topics as diverse as good horses and good women, legends, reindeer herders, and mournful laments, Alash Ensemble’s music is riveting, beautiful, and must be heard to be believed.
Tuva is a small republic in southern Siberia and is home to a rich culture traditionally based on shamanic traditions and a pastoral nomadic lifestyle. The Tuvan language is part of the Turkic family and is of particular note to linguists for its retention of old grammatical forms and influence from Mongolian.
There is a suggested donation of at least $5 at the door that will go directly to the musicians.
Join us on the 3rd Floor Theater of Ida Noyes Hall at 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 10!
This event is open to the public. All are welcome, so please spread the word!
Fans of Central Asian, Tuvan, and Turkic language, culture, and music should be sure to come!
DON’T MISS IT!
For more about Alash Ensemble see:
This event is made possible in part by the generous support of WHPK-FM, the Central Asian Studies Society (CASS), and the Center for East European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CEERES) at the University of Chicago.