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ARTIST
TITLE
Ancestors Call
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CD

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WORLD 468107 WORLD 468107
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RELEASE DATE
10/12/2010

"Redefining the folk traditions of their native Tuva, the four brilliant singers/multi-instrumentalists of Huun Huur Tu transform ancient and modern musical forms into a rich sonic tapestry. The band's members come from the former Soviet Republic of Tuva, a sparsely settled region that lies at the center of Asia, north of Mongolia, and 2,500 miles east of Moscow. Since its formation in 1992, the group has featured indigenous music played on rare instruments and has preserved and popularized khöömei (throat-singing) -- arguably one of the world's oldest forms of music-making. Closely linked to traditional shamanistic practices, Tuvan folk music, with its combination of instrumental and throat-singing sounds, has been used for communication with spirits of the human, animal and natural worlds for centuries. Singled out for its incredible sound, Huun Huur Tu has performed in venues around the world. Their past collaborations include projects with Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, The Kronos Quartet, and (most recently) electronica wiz and record producer Carmen Rizzo."