An evening with Alash – at The Cedar

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

KFAI is proud to sponsor an evening with Alash at the Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday, March 15.

The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva bring the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Inner Asian homeland to Minnesota!

The three musicians who make up Alash – Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik – have won numerous international awards in Tuvan throat singing, a technique which allows vocalists to sing multiple pitches at one time. Ensemble members also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.”

Alash has also collaborated with such diverse musical groups as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, beat boxer Shodekeh, and American classical musicians. With their "new old" Tuvan music, Alash stays true to the cultural traditions of their musical heritage, while blending new influences to create a captivating and utterly unique musical experience.

Sean Quirk, an American who studied music in Tuva and now makes Tuva his home, will provide some commentary in English to help bridge cultural and musical gaps.

More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.

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