Throaty theatrics 

Who: Huun Huur Tu Tuvan Throat Singers

Where: MY Place

When: Saturday, March 29

For the record, throat singing has nothing to do with gargling. Nor does it have anything to do with the flu or coughing up phlegm. You people, honestly. I’ve had all sorts of questions about the sounds of Huun-Huur-Tu and all I can say is, go see them because you’re not likely to have heard anything quite like it.

This group of Siberian singers present arguably the world’s oldest form of music. The sounds can be best described as mystical, spiritual and soothing. In a nutshell, the Huun-Huur-Tu singers can produce two or more tones simultaneously, kind of like stream lines you see in a waterfall or the echo you hear in a mountain range, or the whistling of a wind through a valley. The difficult art form was thought to have started among shepherds and farmers in Tuva, South Siberia, where the men of the land spent their lives in nature listening to the sounds around them and attempting to recreate them.

With more than 10 albums under their belt, five tours across North America, and festival performances throughout most of Europe, Huun-Huur-Tu are an international attraction. Check out their Web site www.huunhuurtu.com for more information. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. Show starts at 8 p.m. Ph: 604-935-8418.

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