Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sainkho Namtchylak

Sainkho Namtchylak is a wanderer between the worlds (as a german idiom would describe it). She was a member of the national ensemble of Tuva, left the remote republic in the south of Siberia and lived in Moscow. There she met jazz musicians and started a new career in the west. She lived in Vienna, Berlin and Moscow, but she never forgot her homecountry. Every year she invited western musicians to perform in Kyzyl and to learn about her country, her culture and her music.

' Stepmother '(2001) is one of my favorite album recently.. I really love her throat singing or Khoonmei (呼麥)... She is an experimental singer and has turned 50! Her music enmeshes avant-jazz, electronica, modern composition and Tuvan influences.

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