Friday, November 15, 2013

Tuvan throat singers and Appalachian-Asian fusion band to perform at First Unitarian Church

Posted By on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM


Alash, an ensemble of Tuvan throat singers, will perform tonight at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside. Tuvan throat singing is a special vocal style in which singers can generate multiple tones simultaneously, creating a unique, almost otherworldly effect. Alash is a well-known group that incorporates some Western influences into traditional Tuvan styles and they have toured the United States extensively, stopping in Pittsburgh on multiple occasions. Made up of Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam, and Ayan Shirizhik, the group performs with traditional Tuvan instruments in addition to their singing.

AppalAsia, a local Appalachian-Asian fusion band, will open the show. The group is comprised of Jeff Berman, who plays dulcimer and percussion; Mimi Jong, who plays the erhu (a Chinese two-stringed instrument); and Susan Powers, who plays banjo and provides vocals.

7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 15. First Unitarian Church, 605 Moorewood Ave., Shadyside. $20. 412-361-2262 or www.garfieldartworks.com

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