- 05 Feb 18
The acclaimed Tuvan throat singing quartet will play five dates in March
Acclaimed Tuvan folk act Huun-Tuur-Tu, who count Frank Zappa and The Chieftains among their many musical collaborators over the years, have announced details of a short Irish tour in March.
Hailing from Tuva on the Mongolian-Russia border, the most distinctive characteristic of Huun-Huur-Tu's music is throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note (drone) and the drone's overtone(s), thus producing two or three notes simultaneously. The overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, but is solely a product of the human voice.
While the thrust of Huun-Huur-Tu's music is fundamentally indigenous Tuvan folk music, they also experiment with incorporating not only Western instruments, but electronic music as well. Since the group's inception, Huun-Huur-Tu has collaborated with musicians from many genres, such as Frank Zappa, The Chieftains, Johnny Guitar Watson, the Kodo Drummers, The Moscow Art Trio, The Kronos Quartet and Bulgarian women's singing group, Angelite. Their recording Eternal is a collaborative effort with underground electronic musician, Carmen Rizzo. Huun-Huur-Tu appeared on three songs on Bahamut, the debut album of New York-based blues group Hazmut Modine. Their song ‘Osku Urug’ is featured in the American TV series Fargo episode entitled, "The Law of Vacant Places”.
The band play Dublin’s Grand Social (March 11), Waterford Academy of Music & Art (March 12), Limerick University (March 13), Galway’s Roisin Dubh (March 14), and Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre (March 15/16).