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Concert: Alash Ensemble, Central Asian Studies Society, Ida Noyes, April 10

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!


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.

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Alash Tuvan Throat Singing Ensemble performing at UChicago, April 27

Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Location: Ida Noyes Hall Cloister Club (1212 East 59th Street, Hyde Park, Chicago)

Free and Open to the Public
Recommended $5 donation at the door
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing and the traditional percussion and string instruments of Tuva. What is throat singing? Imagine a booming bass overlain with layers of lyrical melodies and whistling harmonics, from a single human voice! Then, combine that with thumping percussion and string rhythms.

Persons with disabilities should contact the Office of Programs and External Relations at 773-753-2275
Sponsored by the Central Asian Studies Society, the Student Government Finance Committee, the University of Chicago Arts Council, and WHPK.

For more information about Alash, please visit:

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