DECLARING old timey banjo music "too modern" Leo Romero switches to Mongolian Tuvan Throat Singing
. Check his Instagram for the next show!
Among past programs in the New York venue, were concerts by sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, classical and regional dances of India in the Erasing Borders Festival, Tuvan throat singing
, a bi-lingual contemporary chamber opera by Bun-Ching Lam, and Indonesian shadow puppet plays.
But still, none of 'em were doing Rothko or Parla or Cage (if they were, the archaeologists probably would've missed it), and despite recordings of the Ituri by Colin Turnbull and Tuvan throat singing
, we only encounter vocal music scores about 3,500 years ago, in hymns worshipping--natch--Nikkai, a moon goddess, in Syria.
Blues (1999), which documents blind musician Paul Pena's participation in a Tuvan throat singing
competition in 1995.