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Explore Mongolian Music Afternoon led by Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 09:01

As part of the exhibition of Mongolian Art at Burgh House, Michael and Candida will lead an afternoon workshopexploring the music of Mongolia. In particular Mongolian Overtone Singing (Khoomii) and The Mongolian Horse Head Fiddle (Morin Khuur).

The workshops in open to anyone who wishes to explore their voice and who has an interest in other cultures..
Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone/harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time.

It originates among the nomads of Central Asia, particularly the mountain regions of Mongolia and Tuva. Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds Michael Ormiston and Candida are multi-instrumentalists specializing in Mongolian khöömii (Overtone) singing and have travelled to Mongolia many times. They principally studied with Tserendaava, a master teacher from the Chandman' district, Khovd Province, west Mongolia . Tserendaava & khöömiich Gereltsogt have blessed Michael to teach the basics of khöömii.

1pm to 4pm Friday 1st May 2009, Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT
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