They're not likely to be found singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," even though that plant hails from their country, but the Tuvans are having an impact on the rest of the world when it comes to their music. Tuvan throat-singing, a fascinating style in which a single vocalist can produce a haunting four-part harmony, has turned up on Ry Cooder's film soundtracks and as part of the style of bluesman Paul "Earthquake" Pena, while concerts by groups such as Huun-Huur-Tu continue to be extremely popular. This compilation, produced and annotated by Ralph Leighton, brings together traditional and contemporary Tuvan music, opening with a demonstrative medley from Kongar-Ool Ondar and closing with a duet between Ondar and Pena.

Steven McDonald, All Music Guide

01. Kongar-Ool Ondar - Medley Of Throat Singing Styles Accompanied By Doshpuulur
02. Aldyn-Ool Sevek - Demonstration Of Kargyraa
03. Oleg Kuular - Collection Of Hoomei Styles
04. Oorzhak Khunashtaar-Ool - Bolur-Daa-Bol, Bolbas-Daa-Bol
05. Oorzhak Khunashtaar-Ool - Eder-Daa-Bol, Etpes-Daa-Bol
06. Bilchi-Maa Davaa - Hoomei Lullaby
07. Shaktar Shulban - Demonstration Of Sygyt And Kargyraa
08. Kongar-Ool Ondar - Dymzhuktaar
09. Kaigal-Ool Khovalyg - Fantasy On The Igil
10. Kongar-Ool Ondar - Fast Words
11. Kongar-Ool Ondar - Shamanic Prayer For Richard Feynman
12. Nadezhda Kuular And The Tuvan State Ensemble Sayani - Teve Haia (Camel Rock)
13. Sainkho Nahchylak - Bai-Laa Taigam
14. Mikhail Alperin, Et Al. - Prayer I
15. Huun-Huur-Tu, Bulgarian Women's Choir Angelite - Fly, Fly My Sadness
16. Oleg Kuular, Michail Alperin, Et Al. - In The Cathedral
17. Oleg Kuular, Michail Alperin, Et Al. - Tuvan Industrial
18. Albert Kubezin And Yat-Kha - Yenisei-Punk
19. Paul 'earthquake' Pena - Kargyraa Moan
20. Kongar-Ool Ondar And Paul 'earthquake' Pena - What You Talkin' About

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