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Folk Long Song Performance Technique of Limbe Performances - circular breathing


Language: English
Available in:»English»Pусский

The Limbe is a side-blown flute of hardwood or bamboo, traditionally used to perform Mongolian folk long songs. Through the use of circular breathing, Limbe performers are able to produce the continuous, wide-ranging melodies characteristic of the long song. Limbe playing is characterized by euphonious melodies, melisma, hidden tunes and skilful and delicate movements of the fingers and tongue. The small number of skilled performers has become cause for concern, with only fourteen individual Limbe practitioners remaining.


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Place/region: Mongolia, Asia
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Ts. Tsevegsuren
Publisher: Mongolian Association of Limbe Performers
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Rights: Mongolian Association of Limbe Performers
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-0805
Source ref.: DOC:0054300019 CAND:00543
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Mongolian Association of Limbe Performers