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Baatarjav ERDENETSOGT

Baatarjav ERDENETSOGT
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Baatarjav ERDENETSOGT

Mongolia

Nature Melody from Mongolia performs the art of Mongolian Overtone Throat Singing and Harmonic Chant, which is know traditionally as Khoomii (Khuumii or Khoomei). In throat singing the performer produces a fundamental pitch and, simultaneously, one or more pitches over that. The sounds are generated by manipulating the resonance of air pushed from the lungs and traveling past the vocal folds an lips to produce a melody. The melody can be selectively amplified by changing the shape of the resonant cavity of the mouth and throat via the manipulation of the tongue and surrounding muscles. This selective tuning generates simultaneous variations of pitch from a single resonant vocal frequency. The roots of Khoomii are steeped in Mongolian culture with origins in Tengerism, a Central Asian religion characterized by features of shamanism, animism, totemism and ancestor worship. In throat singing, the modulated overtones generated while singing the base melody convey an ethereal interconnectedness with the human spirit, nature and nomadic tradition.

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