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Huun Huur Tu

Friday 12 May

The Lemon Tree

Tickets 10 (6.75 concessions & regulars)

Doors Open: 8.30pm

Show Starts: 9.30pm

Box Office: 01224 642230

Huun Huur Tu's jawdropping trademark sound derives from the use of over-tone 'throat-singing' techniques which were invented by nomadic hunter-herders of the inconceivably remote steppes and mountains of Tuva in Siberia. Traditionally performed acappella, Huun Huur Tu were one of the first groups to combine them with ancient acoustic stringed instruments and percussion to thrilling and otherworldly effect. Since their first trip westwards in the mid 90's they have developed a large worldwide audience, particularly in America. In addition to releasing a controversial remix album featuring their work, Huun Huur Tu's collaborators include Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, the Chieftains, Kronos Quartet, Kodo drummers, a Bulgarian women's choir and on their recent Where Young Grass Grows album, a Scottish-Canadian fusion. If you like fellow Tuvans Yat Kha then you'll love these guys especially as Yat Kha founder Albert Kuvezin learned his craft as a member of Huun Huur Tu.

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