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Chirgilchin and Yuliyana Krivoshapkina, Throat Singers from Tuva

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm PDT

Chirgilchin and Yuliyana Krivoshapkina, Throat Singers from Tuva: 8 p.m, Friday, May 10, 2019. $20 general admission, $15 low income or student price.
Throat Singing Workshop with Chirgilchin: 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 10. $40 general fee, $20 low income or student price.
Khomus (Jaw harp) Workshop with Yuliyana Krivoshapkina: 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 10. $40 general fee, $20 low income or student price. Workshops are open to all ages and skill levels.
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A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Chirgilchin-
The word Chirgilchin has two translations:”dance of the air in the heat of the day” and “miracle”. Established in 1996, Chirgilchin is a group of musicians from Tuva, a small Russian province north of Western Mongolia. Their music tells stories of their homeland, its horses and its people. The monotone sustained notes that branch out into overtone singing with slight shifts in pitch give Tuvan music its characteristic bouyant yet meditative drone quality. The songs are sung in minor pentatonic scale, similar to American blues. Throat-singing is an extraordinary vocal form in which one singer produces two or more voices simultaneously, the low sounds in the throat harmonizing with middle and high flute-like overtones, to create richly layered melodies that evoke Central Asian steppes and nomadic life. Atmospheric and mesmeric, this music is almost too difficult to describe in words and must be heard to be believed. The most advanced forms of throat-singing come from Tuva, and the members of Chirgilchin are among the best and most accomplished throat-singers in all of Tuva.
https://www.pnmartists.com/chirgilchin

Yuliyana Krivoshapkina-
Yuliyana is a virtuoso in the art of the khomus, the national instrument of the Sakha Republic. It functions much like a Jew’s harp, but differs in several respects. A conventional Jew’s harp is limited in range, volume, and pitch. The khomus is loud and strikingly expansive in range. Yuliyana’s skill allows her to play sounds across about three octaves. She was the winner of the Ethnic Sound category in the Discovery International Music Pop Festival in Varna, Bulgaria. Yuliyana has performed in Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, China, Thailand, Holland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, and Turkmenistan. Her music draws on the powers of Nature and the wisdom and traditions of the Yakut people to portray the timeless relationship between Man and the Universe.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
4-6 p.m. Throat Singing Workshop with Chirgilchin-
Here is your chance to learn the ancient art of Tuvan throat singing from the world renowned members of Chirgilchin. Our teachers, Igor Koshkendey, Mongun-ool Ondar, and Aidyn Byrtaan-ool have been recognized as masters of throat singing, and they hold multiple international throat singing awards and honors. In this two-hour introductory workshop students will be split into small groups and cover the main techniques and styles of throat singing, including khoomei, sygyt, and kargyraa. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Instructors:
Igor Koshkendey In 1998, Igor took the top prize at the International Competition of Throat Singing in Kyzyl, Tuva’s capital. During Chirgilchin’s second international tour, Igor won the Grand Prix at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, North Wales. He went on to win the International Competition of Throat Singing in Tuva again in 2002. Igor is known around the world for his mastery of multiple styles of throat singing, and especially for being the only throat singer to master the techniques first invented by legendary throat singer Vladimir Oidupaa. Today, Igor directs the Tuvan Cultural Center for traditional arts, in addition to performing with Chirgilchin. His illustrious musical career shows no sign of slowing down – in 2017 he won Best Urban Song in the Latin Grammy Awards for his collaboration with Puerto Rican musician Residente.
Mongun-ool Ondar Mongun-ool began studying throat singing at the age of 13, and went on to win the International Competition of Throat Singing at the age of 16. He is recognized as a master of all six styles of throat singing, and has developed a new style of his own. His incredible solos can express and inspire profound feelings of tragic sadness or blissful joy, with a complexity that would astound John Coltrane or Jimi Hendrix. His singing is, without a doubt, guaranteed to blow your mind.
Aidyn Byrtaan-ool Aidyn studied under Kongar-ool Ondar, who held the esteemed honors of People’s Throat Singer of the Republic of Tuva, and Honored Artist of Russia. Under the direction of Mr. Ondar and as a member of the folk ensemble Ertine, Aidyn performed at international festivals in Germany and France, and competed in national competitions at home and abroad. Today, Aidyn is a soloist in the Tuvan National Folk Orchestra and a member of Chirgilchin. He commands a high level of professionalism in all traditional Tuvan instruments, and is a laureate of multiple international throat singing competitions and symposiums.

6-8 p.m. Khomus (Jaw harp) Workshop with Yuliyana Krivoshapkina-
Yuliyana is a virtuoso in the art of the khomus, the national instrument of the Sakha Republic. It functions much like a Jew’s harp, but differs in several respects. A conventional Jew’s harp is limited in range, volume, and pitch. The khomus is loud and strikingly expansive in range.
Yuliyana’s skill allows her to play sounds across about three octaves. She was the winner of the Ethnic Sound category in the Discovery International Music Pop Festival in Varna, Bulgaria.
Yuliyana has performed in Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, China, Thailand,
Holland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, and
Turkmenistan. Her music draws on the powers of Nature and the wisdom and traditions of the
Yakut people to portray the timeless relationship between Man and the Universe.
Footage of Yuliyana teaching at her school in Yakutia: https://youtu.be/so4vyQe2onk

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Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Website:
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Venue

Octapas Cafe
414 4th Avenue East
Olympia, 98501
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Organizer

Roxy’s Rock’N’Rocks Productions
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