Global Notes: Chicagoan a student of Tuvan throat singing

November 16, 2011

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This week on Global Notes, Jerome and midday host Tony Sarabia get a lesson in Tuvan throat singing. It's part of our occasional series, "Musical Show and Tell," in which we ask local musicians to introduce us to a global instrument.

Tuvan throat singers use their vocal cords to produce two to four notes at a time. Chicagoan Brian Grover discusses the art of Tuvan throat singing and shows off his collection of Tuvan instruments. He's studied the musical style - which originated in a remote Russian republic in southern Siberia - since the late 1990s.



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