Gifted Planet - Earth's got Talent. Huun Huur Tu


Huun-Huur-Tu, means "sunbeams" (literally, "sun propeller") and is the name of a music group from Tuva, which is situated on the Mongolia–Russia border. 

The most distinctive characteristic of Huun-Huur-Tu's music is throat singing. This form of singing is traditional to the people of Tuva, Mongolia and Tibet and the Inuits of Canada. 


Throat singers sing both the note (drone) and the drone's overtone(s), and are able to sing two or three notes simultaneously, something that requires a quite remarkable level of skill. While the overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, it is in fact solely a product of the human voice, ass you will see from the video featured here.

The group also primarily use native Tuvan instruments such as the igil, khomus (Tuvan jaw harp), doshpuluur, and dünggür (shaman drum). 


In recent years, the group have begun to selectively include Western instruments, such as the guitar. 

While Huun-Huur-Tu's music remains very much indigenous Tuvan folk music, the group also experiment with Western instruments and electronic music.

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