Fri09192014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 19:44

Master throat singers bring Asian culture to WCU

Written by 

art throatsingersThe Alash ensemble will hold a special performance featuring the ancient tradition of throat singing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

 

From the Tuva Republic in Central Asia, the group will offer a unique look at the power of the human voice. Throat singing is a technique that involves singing multiple pitches at the same. In Tuva, nomadic herdsmen developed the art generations ago as they mimicked sounds and harmonies in nature, such as birdsongs and wind. Newsweek has compared the sound to “a human bagpipe — a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally — by the same person, at the same time.”  

The performance at WCU is part of the 2013-14 Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series. The show is free to students, $5 for the general public.

www.ace.wcu.edu or 828.227.03751 or www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 828.227.2479.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 505 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceI did it again. It’s 9 a.m. last Saturday at the starting line of the Cashiers Trail Mix five-mile backwoods race. I knew I should have gotten more sleep the night before, should have at least had something to eat that morning. Shouldn’t have overindulged in the libations of Friday night, nor said the things I now regretted to my girlfriend.

    Written on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:59 Read more...