When audiences in places like the U.S. hear throat singing, usually the first reaction is, “How do they do that?”
Traditionally practiced by herdsmen on the steppes of Central Asia, throat singing produces two or three (sometimes four) pitches simultaneously. The intriguing, ethereal song that results can be heard over great distances allowing a degree of communication and entertainment.
While people think the distinctive sound would ruin their voice, the practice doesn’t strain the singers’ much at all. Alash’s website has additional information about this skill.
Thanks to a partnership with the Ohio Arts Council IMPACT program, we are able to offer this performance for free to the community.
IMPACT is a program of the Ohio Arts Council and is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.