Water color with colored pencil by artist Jean Esther
Inspired by Alash's performance in Lancaster, PA in 2010.
Watercolor by artist Mairin-Taj Caya
Made during Alash's Spring 2009 tour.
Three Watercolor Sketches by artist Rami Efal
Made during performance at Judson Memorial Church (28 June 2007)
WCSH 6 Portland
Alash performance and brief interview with Sean Quirk on 207 at WCSH 6 Portland, Maine. (20 October 2011)
SBS Dateline: A Shaman's Prayer
Story by video journalist Nick Lazaredes about Tuvan shamans. Three musicians from Alash are featured in the segment about throat singing. (17 October 2010)
Fifth International Xöömei Symposium
Russian NTV coverage of the Xöömei Symposium held in Kyzyl, Tuva (24-28 July 2008). Alash members are among the performers. (YouTube)
"Russia Today" visits Tyva, interviews Sean Quirk
Fifth International Xöömei Symposium (24-28 July 2008), "Wayfarer: Destination Tyva" (11 July 2008), multi-part series "Feature: Republic of Tyva" (4-6 September 2007), presented in English by Russian television.
Alash performs at a concert for Vladimir Putin
Coverage by Russian television channel 1-TV (13 August 2007 [2:34])
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Bady-Dorzhu Ondar and Shodekeh
Philadelphia, PA (4 November [2:27])
Bady-Dorzhu and Shodekeh gave an impromptu performance at Liberty Bellows while Bady's bayan was being repaired.
Bady-Dorzhu Ondar Accordion Solo
Philadelphia, PA (4 November [4:25])
Bady-Dorzhu gave an impromptu solo at Liberty Bellows while having his bayan repaired.
Alash at Blue Rock Studio
Wimberley, TX (9 October 2014 [1:54])
Video of Alash's performance at Blue Rock Studio.
Alash at the Grass Roots Festival
Trumansburg, New York (17-18 July 2009 [9:21])
Video posted to YouTube by Cindy of Obsidian Custom Video.
Alash on tour with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones 2008 & 2009
Alash were guest artists of Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, who were on tour to promote their CD "Jingle All the Way," which features Alash on several tracks. Eight videos on YouTube: two by Sam Anderson, three by gblass, one by Timm Hertel MyTallTripod@gmail.com, and two by holycowdude. Audio recordings by MyTallMicStand.
"Tuvan Throat Singing in Dallas"
Bob Hope Theater at Southern Methodist University (6 May 2007 [2:21])
Video by Nathan Hunsinger. Courtesy The Dallas Morning News.
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"The Marc Steiner Show"
Performance by Alash and interviews with Sean Quirk, beatboxer Shodekeh and director Michael Faulkner. WEAA 88.9FM Baltimore (13 January 2016). Marc Steiner, host.
"World on 3 with Mary Ann Kennedy"
Interview with Sean Quirk and performance by Alash. BBC Radio 3 studio. (15 May 2015). Mary Ann Kennedy, host.
"Eklektikos with John Aielli"
Interview with Sean Quirk and performance by Alash for KUTX 98.9 FM. University of Texas at Austin. (9 October 2014). John Aielli, host.
"Live and Local"
Interview with Sean Quirk for WILL-FM 90.9, Illinois Public Media. (4 April 2014). Kevin Kelly, host.
"In-Studio Live Performance: Alash"
An in-studio live performance and interview for KEXP 90.3 FM. Seattle, Washington (14 December 2010). Jon Kertzer, host.
"Transpacific Sound Paradise: Alash"
Six songs and one interview segment recorded live for WFMU 91.1 FM. Jersey City, New Jersey (24 July 2009). Rob Weisberg, host.
"Live Performances: Alash"
Live performance and interview segments. WGBH 89.7 FM. Boston, Massachusetts (21 July 2009). Richard Knisely, host.
"Lake Effect: Alash" [12:30]
Performance and interview on Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM 89.7 FM. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (28 April 2009)
"Sound Check: Alash" [17:43]
Performance and interview on New York Public Radio WNYC 93.9 FM. New York, New York (18 December 2008)
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Jam Sessions: Alash and the Extra Special Terrestrial Guests
The Rotunda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18 June 2007 and 29 January 2008)
Two audio tracks from the video by Jason Fifield, and one audio track from the recording by Brendan Krivda.
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|Tuvan throat singing gives voice to a unique way of life|
eScienceCommons, January 26, 2016
"... they create a musical landscape that is almost extraterrestrial in terms of the sensation it gives you."
|Alash at Prince Albert, Stroud|
Behind the Scene Gloucestershire, May 15, 2015
Do you sing? Give your lowest note a go, then follow it with your highest. Now imagine what it would sound like if they both came out of your mouth together...
|May's Global Music: Alash; Lila Downs; Trio Brasileiro; Inti-Illimani and Los Panchos|
We Want Music Without Borders, May 5, 2015
... Alash's musical journey spirits us away on their sturdy steeds across the mountains & steppes as they sing of beautiful women and horses....
|AUDIO: Alash ensemble of Tuvan throat singers performs at Webster|
The Journal. May 2, 2012
An eerie low-pitched humming sound came from the mouths of the Tuvan throat singers. Simultaneously, the three men raised and lowered their pitches.
|Alash Ensemble at the Triple Door|
SSG#Music, April 27, 2011
...Composed of four of the best throat singers on earth with enough instrumental skill to put entire Western conservatories to shame, this group performed music the average Seattle concert goer has simply never heard....
|Alash on the Road|
Thimblewicket, April 3, 2010
...When they began singing, the listeners fell stone-quiet, no doubt wondering how four human voices can seem to split into an infinite number of them like that....
|Throat singers use their voices in way that 'really gets to you'|
Portland Press Herald, February 25, 2010
... "It (the Tuvan tradition of throat singing) is a very expressive and extremely beautiful method of using the human voice," Quirk said. "They have this amazing ability to filter sound -- the sound of their voices. They subtract frequencies."...
|Béla Fleck and the Flecktones @ the Paramount Theatre|
Denver Post, December 21, 2009
... The quartet [Alash] played ... traditional songs from their homeland, most of which involved stories about horses and women[, and] had a near-capacity audience enthralled and dead silent during each piece....
|Bela Fleck - Live at the State|
Kosmopolitan Online, December 17, 2009
... Their [Alash's] presence with the Flecktones ... is a testament to Bela Fleck's insistence on surrounding himself with the most talented and interesting musicians in the world....
|Bela Fleck puts beauty and brrr in Yule tunes|
Star Tribune, December 15, 2009
... Throw in special guests, the Alash Ensemble (Tuvan throat singers/folk musicians), and this was not only one of the most remarkable Christmas concerts this year but one of the most rewarding performances of all of 2009....
|Bela Fleck and Flecktones reinvent Christmas holiday tunes|
The Capital Times, December 14, 2009
... As the men [Alash] sang a slow, mesmerizing chant that reverberated throughout the theater, your ear could pick up a faint, high-pitched whistle emitted behind the drone that sounded strangely familiar. Wait . . . is that "Jingle Bells"? Moments like that were a breath of crisp fresh air blowing through the stale Christmas music genre, where everyone from the Jonas Brothers to Twisted Sister bangs out a quickie holiday album to make a few bucks....
|Bela Fleck, band present eclectic Christmas show|
Kalamazoo Gazette, December 13, 2009
... The Alash Ensemble of Tuva, a Russian republic north of Mongolia in frigid Siberia, knew how to make music for a bitterly cold night. ...
|When the Alash Ensemble Sings, the World Listens|
MichiganLive.com, December 10, 2009
... Tuvan throat singing (or "xöömei"), where the whistle of birds, the groan of camels, the rhythm of galloping horses and rushing rivers combine in a singer's throat, often with multiple notes at the same time....
|Brooklyn, New York. Sweet and Low|
Hemispheres Magazine September 1, 2009 (Scroll down to find article.)
...By enhancing overtones present in ordinary vocalizations, a xöömei singer produces multiple pitches simultaneously. The eerie sounds are said to imitate nature as experienced on the Tuvan steppe: The low-pitched drone called kargyraa evokes the lowing of a yak, while sygyt, a shrill whistle, resembles the wailing of the wind....
|Alash at SXSW|
Time, March 25, 2009
Coverage of the popular music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) briefly highlights Alash, who appear 3 minutes and 52 seconds into the video.
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|Alash in TyvaWiki|
|Alash in Wikipedia|
|Alash on MySpace|
Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar was born in 1962 and first learned his musical craft from his uncle. ...