Throat singing is a style of vocal music that was developed in Central Asia and is common to the local music in such places as Mongolia, Tibet, and Tuva. In Tuva, throat singing is called Höömeï. It involves the singing of multiple notes at one time by changing the shape of the mouth and throat to emphasize specific harmonic overtones. In some styles of throat singing, the sound is low and drone-like, while in others there is a drone over which the high-pitched harmonics dance like butterflies. It is really amazing.

The music has been popularized by the recent film Genghis Blues as well as through recordings of the group Huun-Huur-Tu which are available from Shanachie records.

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