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This article is from the Tuva FAQ, by Kerry Yackoboski kerryy@nortel.ca with numerous contributions by Bernard Greenberg, Bernard Dubriel, Alan Shrives, Kevin Williams, Albert Kuvezin, Dr Oliver Corff, Mike Vande Bunt, Ralph Leighton, Masahiko Todoriki, Alan Leighton, Ken Simon, and Sami Jansson.

15: Tuva: Are audio recordings available? p5

29- Whistling In the Temple: Harmonic Voices
Simone Records, 412 East Ellis Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302.
In the USA, call 1-800-300-3315 for info.

Most songs have overtone singing and other cultural
references such as instrumentation and source material
which refer to Tuvan lifestyle. It is a hybrid
recording, but not in a pop type manner such as Sainko.
I did enjoy the music and gist of the material
immensely. [KW]

30- Jeff Lorber: West Side Stories
Polygram Records, distributed by Verve Records, 314 523

Kongar-ool Ondar sings on one track, ``Tuva'', five
minutes long. He sings two themes (the old favourite,
``Alash River'' and another, about the Tuvan forests),
and Lorber has built a song around them. The music is
not traditional, or a facsimile (for example, the
Kronos Quartet blended their instruments well with the
Tuvan themes on their Tuvan song) but is funky light
jazz played mainly on synthesizers. An added bonus: in
the liner notes Lorber mentions that he made his studio
available to Kongar-ool to record an album for release
in Tuva.

31- Biosintez
Lava Productions. 23705 Vanowen St., suite 123, West

Tuvan music played on modern rock instruments.

32- Kongar-ool Ondar - Echoes of Tuva

This recording is a solo recording by Kongar-ool Ondar,
made in the picturesque old city hall of Pasadena,
California. The building's natural reverberance is used
to great effect and gives the recordings a very natural
lively feel.

The recording opens with traditional songs done
impeccably, but it is the more modern-sounding songs
that are most interesting. Also striking is the prayer
for Richard Feynman, a song featuring only voice and

The recording is available directly from Friends of
Tuva, Box 182, Belvedere CA 94920.

33- The Legend of Tannu Uriangkhai
Published by The Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission,
4th Floor, #5, Shu-Chow Road, Taipei, Republic of China.
Produced by the Typhoon Music Co, director Lee Hou-kou.

A book and CD combination in Chinese and English, with
references, the CD is excellent [Not reviewed by me -


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