Make your way to the upcoming show by the amazing throat ensemble, Alash as they prepare to blow your mind away with their talent. If you wish to attend the show, all you need to do is get your hands on Alash tickets as soon as you can.
Alash is a popular throat singing group that originated from the area of Tuva, also known as the Tyva Republic, a southern city located in Siberia. The three member ensemble is known to perform traditional Tuvan music that consists of overtone singing in which one pitch is maintained as the fundamental pitch while two or more pitches are used simultaneously which provides a unique singing sound. This type of singing originated from the area of Tuva as it was sung by the local male herdsmen of the area. Though this type of singing is predominantly performed by the males, women are also inclining their interest towards it now.
The upcoming show that will be presented with feature the group that was established back in 1999 when three students enrolled in a traditional Tuvan music school called the Kyzyl Arts College and decided to start their own group in order to promote and revive the art of traditional throat singing. The three members include Ayan Shirizhik, Ayan-ool Sam and Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, who have been trained professionally in this genre of music since childhood. Soon after the trio’s establishment, it gained popularity on a local scale and in order to broaden their horizons and expand internationally, they started training themselves in western classical music, theory, and harmony and staff notation. The band is known to incorporate traditional Tuvan instruments such as limpi, murgu and shoor with contemporary instruments such as accordion and guitar, which has now been able to earn them international fame and recognition.
At the time of the group’s formation, the band was called Changy-Xaya, but the group’s name was changed to Alash, naming it after a river that runs near to the homes. Apart from the three musicians, the band also consists of Kongar-ool Ondar, who is the music director. Over the year several musicians have joined and left the band such as Nachyn Choodu, Mai-ool Sedip and Sergei Sotpa, due to changing priorities.
The trio has won numerous prestigious awards and honors and has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals. In the year 2004, they won the International Xoomei Symposium Competition, after which the lead singer, Baby-Dorzhu Ondar won the best male singer award and the People’s Xoomeizhi of the Republic of Tuva, both in 2006, making him the youngest person to win these awards. Then in the years 2008 and 2009, Baby-Dorzhu Ondar won the grand prize at the International Xoomei Symposium while Nachyn Choodu was honored with the title of Distinguished Artist of Tuva, respectively.
The group started touring throughout the United States in 2006, and has been touring America on an annual basis ever since. Their international break was brought forward by the Open World Leadership Center, as this institution invited the ensemble to perform at the Library of Congress. One of their highest grossing performances includes tours from 2008 to 2010 with the main aim of promoting the Grammy Award winning album, "Jingle All the Way" by the band Bella Fleck and the Flecktones. The trio has also been invited to perform for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, while he was on a vacation visiting Tuva. Apart from performing each year, Alash is also known to hold training and workshop sessions in which the members explain the significance of Tuvan traditional music and teach attendees regarding the basics of the instruments that are used.
If you are interested in listening to a unique genre of music, then all you need to do is purchase Alash tickets without any further delay, in order to confirm your attendance for the event.