With the exception of avant garde musical rebel Sainkho Namtchylak, throat singing has remained largely the realm of male singers. Is it just tradition, or are those growly and whistly overtones particularly difficult for women to create? Find out in person by catching Tyva Kyzy (The Daughters of Tuva) who begin a USA West-coast tour in October. The Western Washington dates include a concert at the just-opened Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 (advance tickets at SPSCC or brownpapertickets.com). $15 general, $7 students.
"Setkilimden Syrgek Yr-dyr (cheerful song from the soul)"
"Ayak Shaim (a cup of Tuvan milk tea)"
Saturday, October 8, 1:00pm
Port Angeles Fine Art Center
1203 East Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles, WA
Outdoor Concert, bring chairs and/or blanket. Some seating provided
Sunday, October 9, 7:00pm
J. Wheeler Theatre, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Monday, October 10, 2005, 10:00 pm
Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington
3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle WA
Thursday, October 13, 2005, 7:30pm
Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Friday, October 14, 2005, 7:30pm
Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island, WA
ADVANCE TICKETS: available through the Bainbridge Park District
(206) 842-2306 (Georgia)
Saturday, October 15, 7:00 pm
South Puget Sound Community College
Main Theatre, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia, WA
ADVANCE TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com
Then they're off to Oregon and California. See complete tour schedule here