March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences
into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan.
Trained in traditional Tuvan music since childhood, the Alash musicians studied at Kyzyl Arts College just as Tuva was beginning to open up to the West. They
formed a traditional ensemble and won multiple awards for traditional throat singing in international competitions, both as an ensemble and as individuals, while also going on to collaborate with American musicians such as Bela Fleck and Sun Ra.
This engagement of Alash is made possible through the Special Presenters Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.