November 17, 2013
Trained in traditional Tuvan music since childhood, the Alash musicians won multiple awards for traditional throat singing in international xoomei competitions, both as an ensemble and as individuals. At the same time, they paid close attention to new trends coming out of the West. They have borrowed new ideas that mesh well with the sound and feel of traditional Tuvan music, but they have never sacrificed the integrity of their own heritage in an effort to make music more hip.
Alash first toured the U.S. under the sponsorship of the Open World Leadership program of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts. Since then they have returned many times, to the delight of American audiences.
Free and open to the public.
Cosponsored by the International House Global Voices Performing Arts, the Central Asian Studies Society, the Center for East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for International Studies, the Central Eurasian Studies Committee, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and WHPK.