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Alash: Tuvan Throat Singing Re-Imagined Alash SXSW showcase review
The Austin Chronicle, March 20, 2009

...Witnessing this traditional craft up close and personal is downright miraculous. ... Between the traditional instruments and the classic Tuvan style, this performance transcended both time and space.
Alash: Tuvan Throat Singing Re-Imagined Alash Featured on Grammy-Winning CD
Tuva-Online, February 16, 2009

Alash are featured as guest artists on a CD which has just won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. ...
Alash: Tuvan Throat Singing Re-Imagined Alash: Tuvan Throat Singing Re-Imagined
WNYC, January 14, 2009

... The Alash Ensemble honors that heritage [Tuvan throat singing] with a modern twist. ...
Shyngyrash All the Way Shyngyrash, Shyngyrash
TuvaOnline, December 22, 2008

Alash just wrapped up a tour of the United States...[which was] very special because Alash made several joint appearances with America's premier banjo player Béla Fleck, and his group the Flecktones.
Bady-Dorzhu Ondar wins car Winner of Grand Prize for Throat Singing Receives a Car (Russian)
TuvaOnline, July 27, 2008
  [English]
Bady-Dorzhu Ondar wins the Grand Prize for throat singing and receives a car at the 2008 Xöömei Symposium.
Alash: Throats of Glory Alash: Throats of Glory
The Cornell Daily Sun, February 13, 2008

Last Friday, the first day of the new month, three incredible Tuvan throat singers performed at Barnes Hall....
Tuvan Fusion Tuvan Fusion
TuvaOnline, January 25, 2008

Tapping out a lively beat, the Tuvan drummer set the pace....
Alash Returns to a Warm Welcome in New York Alash Returns to a Warm Welcome in New York
TuvaOnline, January 14, 2008

Alash started their tour with a very special concert on January 11, 2008....
Tuvan Ensemble Alash Returns to United States for January 2008 Tour Tuvan Ensemble Alash Returns to United States for January 2008 Tour
World Music Central, December 26, 2007

An extraordinary group of young musicians called Alash will be returning to the U.S. with a big sound from the tiny republic of Tuva...
Review of Alash CD on World Music Central, August 29, 2007 Bady-Dorzhu Ondar is awarded the title People's Xöömeizhi of Tuva
TuvaOnline, December 6, 2007
(English translation with link to original Russian version.)
A soloist of the Alash ensemble, 23-year-old Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, has been awarded the title People's Xöömeizhi of Tuva.... (Also reported on World Music Central)
Review of Alash CD on World Music Central, August 29, 2007 Alash CD reviewed
World Music Central, August 29, 2007

... The result is a mesmerizing combination of solo and ensemble style throat singing ...
Review of Alash CD on Khoomei.com, July 15, 2007 Alash CD reviewed
Khoomei.com, July 15, 2007

... Alash succeeds because because they have beautiful emotional voices, with tones and expressiveness that match their vocal gymnastics. Together with good instrumental skills, and a maturing musical vision, this makes for a fine listening experience, indeed! ...
Review of Alash and Extra Special Terrestrial Guest concert, Washington Post, June 21, 2007 Alash and Extra Special Terrestrial Guest Concert Review (scroll down to Alash Ensemble)
Washington Post, June 21, 2007

If you weren't at Warehouse Theater on Tuesday, you missed one of the most surprising and breathtaking double-bills to blow through Washington this year....
Alash and Sun Ra Arkestra concert, June 19, 2007 Alash and Sun Ra Arkestra concert
Blog concert review, June 19, 2007

I went to the concert last night, and I'm very glad I did. Alash's music was instrumental as well as vocal--two bowed string instruments and one plucked, plus a largish drum (think of a small bass drum) played with the fingers. It seemed like a cross between Chinese (pentatonic), Irish (rhythmic drive), and French (sonorous), plus lots of hoofbeats--and the singing, which would seem like a special effect except that they were obviously doing it themselves....
Alash Ensemble, Washington City Paper, June 14, 2007 Alash Ensemble, Washington City Paper
June 14, 2007

Tuvan throat singing had its moment in 1999, when master performer Kongar-ool Ondar and American blues musician Paul Pena were the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary Genghis Blues...
Innovative Tuvan Throat Singers Alash Touring North America, World Music Central, June 14, 2007 Innovative Tuvan Throat Singers Alash Touring North America
World Music Central, June 14, 2007

The throat singing ensemble Alash is currently touring North America (see tour dates below). The tour started in April and continues until June 30, when they return to Tuva......
Tuvan Alash Shares Throat Singing Skills with Americans, Tuva Online May 14, 2007 Tuvan Alash Shares Throat Singing Skills with Americans
Tuva Online, May 14, 2007

Tuvan music is echoing through the halls of U.S. schools thanks to the Alash Ensemble. ....[UNPO also published the article]
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, May 4, 2007 Tuvan throat singers perform at UWM today
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, May 4 2007

The throat singing ensemble Alash will bring the unique music of the Republic of Tuva in Inner Asia to UWM at noon, Friday, May 4. ...
Lincoln Arts Council, April 26, 2007 Throat singer returns from Siberia for concerts
North Shore Now, April 25, 2007

... Alash, which toured the United States in 2006 for the first time, has performed throughout Russia and Europe. And Sean thoroughly enjoys bringing the group's musical "treasure" to audiences. ...
Concert Review: Tuva Online, April 19, 2007 Alash Wowed the Crowd in Brooklyn
Tuva Online, April 19, 2007

...Their superior musicianship and fresh new arrangements of ancient Tuvan songs clearly resonated with the audience, who were bouncing in their saddles to Ayan-ool Sam's demonstration of ezenggileer, a style of singing that imitates of the sound of boots rhythmically tapping silver stirrups....
Alash Ensemble: Throat Singers of Tuva at ABC Cafe, EAP Calendar, April 14, 2007 Alash Ensemble: Throat Singers of Tuva at ABC Cafe
EAP Calendar, April 14, 2007

The Mongolian throat singing ensemble Alash will bring the unique music of the Central Asian Republic of Tuva to Ithaca April 14....
Concert Review: Alash Ensemble, Pegasus News, April 13, 2007 Concert Review: Alash Ensemble
Pegasus News, April 13, 2007

... [Alash] played to a crowd of about fifty at SMU and pretty much knocked everybody's socks off, receiving a standing ovation after their final song....
Review of Alash CD on World Music Central, August 29, 2007 Young throat singer receives a horse as grand prize for best xöömei
TuvaOnline, May 26, 2006
(English translation with link to original Russian version.)
A soloist of Alash ensemble, the young throat singer Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, has won Best in Competition among xöömei artists and has received a horse as Grand Prize. ...
Tuvan Khoomei-Singers Compete Today in Sut-Khol District, Tuva Online, May 13, 2006 Tuvan Khoomei-Singers Compete Today in Sut-Khol District
Tuva Online, May 13, 2006

Today a khoomei-competition dedicated to the 85th anniversary of famous Tuvan khoomeizhi Maxim Dakpai, takes place in the Iyme village, Sut-Khol district....
Univeristy of Chicago blog entry University of Chicago, Chicago, IL performance
Blog entry, April 5, 2006

... the five-man Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Alash brought listeners to their feet. ...
Tiny Tuva Is Making Big Sound in World Of Off-Beat Music, Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2006 Tiny Tuva Is Making Big Sound in World Of Off-Beat Music
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2006

... "I was watching a martial-arts demonstration, when all of a sudden I heard this, uuuuuuuiiiiiieeeeerrrrrrraaaaaahhhh," ... (This article, which was published in the Wall Street Journal, is available online at www.khoomei.com. Scroll down to the post by "godzilla")
Kongar Ondar Celebrating His Birthday in USA, Tuva Online March 29, 2006 Kongar Ondar Celebrating His Birthday in USA
Tuva Online March 29, 2006

Kongar-ool Ondar is turning today 43. The remarkable Tuvan throat-singer is celebrating his birthday in USA, where Tuvan ensemble 'Alash' made up of his pupils is touring. ...
Ridgefield, CT blog entry Ridgefield, CT performance
Blog entry, March 18, 2006

... First off, Alash was incredible. ...
Ancient art of throat singing Ancient art of throat singing
A Cappella News, March 18, 2006 (from NewsTimesLive, March 17, 2006)

... It's an otherworldly sound that combines a hum, a whistle, a flute, and the buzzy overtones of electronic music. ...
Hearts in Their Throats (article from Newsweek, March 17, 2006) Hearts in Their Throats
Newsweek, March 17, 2006

Tuva's throat-singing musicians have hit the United States. A talk with the country's superstar [Kongar-ol Ondar].
Wesleyan U. blog entry Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT performance
Blog entry, March 11, 2006

... five guys, each not only singing no fewer than two pitches each, with three of them playing another, say, one to three on an instrument as well, just struck me with awe. ...
Open World Tuvan Folk Muscians, CEC Arts Link, March 2006 Open World Tuvan Folk Musicians
CEC Arts Link, March 2006

Alash is named after the river that runs through the area of Tuva native to the musicians. ...
Kongar-ool Ondar and Alash Performed in American Embassy, Tuva Online February 22, 2006 Kongar-ool Ondar and Alash Performed in American Embassy
Tuva Online February 22, 2006

Kongar-ool Ondar and 'Alash' group preformed in the USA Embassy in Moscow. ...
Open World Program Offers Rare Glimpse of Unique Musical Art (Open World Leadership Center, February 1, 2006) Open World Program Offers Rare Glimpse of Unique Musical Art
Open World Leadership Center, February 1, 2006

Tuvan throat singing group Alash -- one of the world's foremost practitioners of this rare musical art form -- will be performing in the New York City area in early March ...
Bady-Dorzhu Ondar and Maya Akhpasheva are Best Singers at the Ustuu-Khuree Festival, Tuva Online, July 9, 2005 Bady-Dorzhu Ondar and Maya Akhpasheva are Best Singers at the Ustuu-Khuree Festival
Tuva Online, July 9, 2005

... Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, member of the 'Alash' ensemble was recognized the best singer among male participants of the festival. ...
Who Are This Year's Khoomei Champions in Tuva?, Tuva Online, July 29, 2004 Who Are This Year's Khoomei Champions in Tuva?
Tuva Online, July 29, 2004

... Among the ensembles, first place was given to Alash, a group directed by Kongar-ool Ondar. ...
Two Notes, One Throat, Interview with Kongar-Ool Ondar  Giant Robot, 1997 Two Notes, One Throat, Interview with Kongar-Ool Ondar
Giant Robot, 1997

At San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, Tuva's finest throat singer, Kongar-Ool Ondar took part in the Asian American Jazz Festival, playing along-side famous blues-man, Paul Pena ...