Ensemble Tyva was founded by musicologist and folklorist Zoya Kyrgys in Kyzyl in 1987. The repertoire of the group contains some hundred of songs from all parts of Tuva. Ensemble is composed of best performers of unique art of Tuvans throat singing khorekteer the fascination of which is in the fact that one performer can produce simultaneously two or even three melodic lines.
Tyva gives an opportunity of better understanding the Tuvan culture.
In contrast to other folk groups, the program of Tyva is closely
connected with the specific character of this region, this part of Siberia
where all kinds of landscape, rich flora and fauna, various styles of life
and economic activities. Ensemble reflects the variety of Tuvan culture as
if conserving this kind of culture in its very early manifestations. Tuvan
people have preserved these ancient methods of performance connected with
imitation of the sounds of surrounding world up to our days. They are basic
in Tuvan culture. The sounds of nature are used not only in throat singing
but also in khomus (Jew's Harp) playing. The knowledge of sound imitation is
the key to throat singing, the key which helps to discover the secrets of
The main goal of the group is to preserve, develop, and promote traditional forms of Tuvan art which are typical for nomads of Central Asia and at the same time to create its new forms. Ensemble performed in Mongolia, Taiwan, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Norway, US, Japan and other countries.
Tyva performed in:
Clubs DOM, Rotonda, PushkinG, OGI, Central
House of Artists
Performance in popular Russian TV program Anthropology
festival of pop song Melodies of Sayan Mountains (Drama Theater named
International Festival Ustuu-Khuree (Chadan Palace of Culture)
Taipei (ASIA PASIFIC TRADITIONAL ARTS FORUM 2000)
Japan (NEW GENERATION OF LOVE)
Tokyo Sendai Osaka Okayama Kioto
International Throat Singing Conference Bridge 2001
In 2000 the first album Ezengileer (stirups)
of new Tyva was released.
home concert in Osaka
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