Secret Planet: Alash Ensemble // Masters of Tuvan Throat Singing

February 13, 2024 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Alash Ensemble: Masters of Tuvan Throat Singing and Instruments

Gorinto x 3 Dots Present Secret Planet: International Sounds in Rural Spaces is a landmark series of diverse global music performances in rural Central PA, connecting a decentralized consortium of curators, musicians, and producers presenting international performances across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Tuesday, February 13, 7 pm

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

“Sometimes you see a performance so singular, so extraordinary, that you know the experience is going to live with you forever. This was such a performance.” — Behind the Scene Gloucestershire, UK

“It’s one of the most astonishing sounds a human body can produce.” — Washington Post

“Alash ... pretty much knocked everybody’s socks off.” — Pegasus News, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

“This is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have heard. If you have not heard them, you have no idea how incredible they are.” — JamBands (interview with Jeff Coffin of the Flecktones & Dave Matthews Band)

This performance was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

$2,609 raised by 76 people


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