Tuva Throat Singers

If you've been to folk festivals in the United States or Europe this summer, you've probably come across Tuvan (TOO-vun) throat singers, usually Mongolian men in colorful costumes who use their voices as musical instruments to create mysterious sounds. NPR's Michele Kelemen visited Tuva, and reports that officials there are hoping interest in Tuvan music will attract attention to this poor region.



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