For all the khöömii (Mongolian throat singing) enthusiasts: the French, 2010 film Masters of Mongolian Overtone Singing is now online, with English subtitles. In this film scholar Johanni Curtet brings together 4 excellent Mongolian throat singers. They talk about their singing and work together for a concert tour for the first time. Quite a challenge, because throat singers of this status usually work solo or with instrumentalists. Watch it for those always-impressive Mongolian landscape images and its singing inhabitants; for that unusual Mongolian habit of bloating the stomach to enormous proportions before singing khöömii – don’t try this at home!🙂; for thoughtful commentary of Curtet; for learning about the way singers handle the ongoing national and global-connections; and much more – just have a look!
I also wrote a review of the CD of Pan Records by the four musicians for the ICTM Yearbook, which you can find here: ICTM Review Dörvön Berkh.