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Bukhu is singing the ancient art of Mongolian Overtone Throat Singing

Bukhu began practising the ancient art of Mongolian Overtone Throat Singing and Harmonic Chant at the age of 15, known traditionally as Khöömii (Khuumii or Khoomei) referring to the various forms of overtone throat singing. The sounds of Khöömii are generated by manipulating the resonance of air pushed from the lungs , travelling past the vocal fold and lips to produced a melody. The melody can be selectively amplified by changing the shape of the resonant cavity of the mouth and throat via the manipulation of the tongue and surrounding muscles. This selective tuning generates simultaneous variations of pitch from a single resonant vocal frequency.

The roots of Khöömii are steeped in Mongolian culture with origins in Shamanism (Mongolia’s national religion) The modulated overtones generated while singing the base melody convey an ethereal inter-connectedness with the human spirit, nature and nomadic tradition. Bukhu finds renewed energy and warmth through his performance and considers throat singing practices as medicine.

7 Replies to “Throat Singing | Khöömii”

  1. Hi Bukhu
    I am another who would like to learn throat singing for both spiritual reason s and that it is beautiful.
    Are you still teaching?
    Regards
    Bridgette

  2. Dear Bukhu
    I am a member of the Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) .Each year we study a different country and this year our country of study is Mongolia. We will celebrate Mongolia by having a Mongolian lunch on 2nd August 2016 with about 40 invited guests. I would like to extend an invitation to you to join us for lunch and invite you to perform a couple of Mongolian songs for us. Funds raised at this lunch will be donated to our International Aid fund and in turn an amount would be donated to Mongolia.
    Regards, Amy Briggs, President, CWA, Castle Hill Branch

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