Alash Ensemble | Buura

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Buura

by Alash Ensemble

Alash's second studio album features new songs, new instrumental textures, a solo by each Alash musician and a guest appearance by bass guitarist Victor Wooten on the title track (2011).
Genre: World: Throat Singing
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1. Yrlaazhyyly
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2. My Throat, the Ediski
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3. Ediskileer Angchy-la Men (feat. Nachyn Choodu)
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4. Ondar Girls
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5. Xomustar
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6. Xongnum BileSalyp Berein (feat. Bady-Dorzhu Ondar)
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7. Tractor Drivin' woman
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8. Kosh-oi and Torgalyg
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9. Sygyt in the style of Maxim Dakpai (feat. Ayan ool Sam)
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10. Bai-Taiga
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11. The Reindeer Herder's Song
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12. Murgu Solo (feat. Ayan Shirizhik)
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13. Buura (feat. Victor Wooten)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alash
BUURA

Nachyn Choodu • Bady-Dorzhu Ondar • Ayan-ool Sam • Ayan Shirizhik

BUURA is Alash’s second studio album. Since the first album, Alash has traveled many miles and played lots of music for lots of people. During these travels, the music of Alash has simultaneously grown towards the future and deepened its hold on the past­­, like a healthy tree which deepens its roots in the earth while reaching for the sun.

Listening to Alash’s music, it is not always easy to delineate where the roots end and the branches begin. In a song like “Kosh-oi and Torgalyg,” non-Tuvan instruments (the guitar and the udu, an African drum) clearly signal the influence of other musics. But where can you place a piece like Ayan Shirizhik’s solo on the murgu (Tuvan overtone flute), which sounds both ancient and avant-garde?

For Alash, “fusion” means more than simply blending Tuvan music with other musics, although the group enjoys such collaborations and they are often very successful. Alash has a way of bringing foreign musical ideas into their songs without losing the sound and feel of the music of their Tuvan ancestors. Their growth is truly organic as they extend a unique living tradition into the future.



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Michael ibeam

Great album, a must have!!!
Every now and then, something in the musical realm is thought of, recorded, and released, and this is one of those moments. BUURA is pure magical genius. If you are a lover of world music and into mystical "strange" sounds, then The Alash Ensemble is for you! I LOVE this CD and it is now fast becoming one of my favorites. For the uneducated, this ensemble comes from the far away land of Tuva, nestled deep in the center of Asia. No, they are not Chinese or Mongolian, they are Tuvan, a proud and very unique people that can sing 2 or 3 notes at the same time. I must say that this CD is amazing! They have traveled the globe many times, bringing this incredible music to us here in the USA. I would highly recommend this CD to anyone interested in world music, polyphonic singing, Buddhism, and all things shamanistic. A must have for lovers of Central Asian music. Give it a try, I am sure you will like it!