Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I was working on ideas for my world music class and I came across this music I want to share with you

Khoomi is an incredibly beautiful and unique singing style from Mongolia.
The singers are able to make 2 to 4 different notes with their voices at one time...

Khoomi singers make these multiple sounds by bending (or folding) the tongue, while tapping the tongue point on the front teeth. By making the lips into an "O" shape the melody converges, the sound buzzes and chords happen...

There is something about this music that instantly puts me ease.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. I especially like the audiences reaction. I have always found throat singing interesting I first saw it in a story about physicist Richard Feynman when he was trying to go to visit Tuva, he wanted to drum with them.