February 29, 2008 7:26 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (23 comments total)
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In Mongolia, overtone singing (or hoomei, as it's known locally) is mainly a guy thing, but there are exceptions to the rule, for example, the Hoomei Women's Group
. More commonly though, women who want to sing do so in an exquisite, soaring style like this
. Sometimes the men do the hoomei thing while the women do that soaring
thing. Then there are those lovely choral arrangements
. And then there are those rare moments when the YouTube poster's description of a clip just hits the nail square on the head, as with this one: amazing
are getting throaty just outside the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
's really working those upper partials, presented in a clip that also features some glimpses of Mongolian life. Lots of horses.
N. Sengedorj of Mongolia demonstrates khöömei throat-singing
a cool little combo, with some hoomei going on.