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Khoomei: a Cultural Phenomenon of the Peoples of Central Asia
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Khoomey (throat singing), the "Cultural Phenomenon of the Peoples of Central Asia", contains material about the history of study of Tuvan Khoomei, the significance of Tuvan Khoomei in musical culture of Tuvans, its styles and varieties, as well as female khoomey and ensemble performance.

on this subject: L'art mongol du chant Khoomei

Place/country: China, Mongolia, Russian Federation,
Type: Performing arts
Extract: 5 min. Total length: 44 minutes
Credits: The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Republic of Tuva, Russian Federation (publisher), International Scientific Center Khoomei (publisher), UNESCO Moscow (producer),
Published in: 2009
Library catalogue (UNESDOC):188857

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