Huun-Huur-Tu, a Tuvan throat-singing music group, will charm local audiences with exotic sounds and craft at Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre on Sept 8, the first stop of their 2018 China Tour.
Huun-Huur-Tu, which means "sunbeams" in Tuvinian, was founded in 1992. The bandmembers, descendants of Siberian herdsmen, "make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planet's quirkiest acoustics." Their initial album, 60 Horses in My Herd, was released in 1993 and debuted in the US later that year.
Performed with traditional Tuvinian musical instruments, the songs are natural and organic. Khoomei, their unique throat-singing technique, produces two or three notes simultaneously. The overtone may sound like a flute, whistle, or bird.
In 2004, the group was nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music in recognition of their contribution to the profile of the genre.
Their "music represents a re-imagining of traditional Tuvan folklore and is strongly evocative of the natural world," commented BBC Radio 3. Tuva is a semi-autonomous Russian republic situated on the northwestern Mongolian border.
After Zhuhai, the band will perform at Hohhot Poly Theatre in Inner Mongolia, Shanghai MIFA 1862 Art Center, Shaanxi Opera House, and Beijing National Library Arts Center.
Promotional poster [Photos courtesy Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre]
Showtime: 8 pm, Saturday, Sept 8
Venue: Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theatre (Shizimen Central Business District)
380 yuan ($55.30), 280 yuan ($40.80), 180 yuan ($26.20), 100 yuan ($14.60)
Booking Hotlines: 400-930-1218
Official website: www.zhgt.org
Note: Children below 1.2 m (3.9 ft) will not be allowed into the venue.
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