Mongolian throat singing

Inner Mongolia is widely associated with blue skies, vast grasslands and herds of cattle and sheep. Melodious and piercing Mongolian music is also an important part of this region’s culture. That’s where khoomei comes into play.

Khoomei, also known as Mongolian throat singing, is a unique form of singing. Using special techniques, one performer produces multiple pitches at the same time. It is one of the oldest Mongolian art forms.

Today, the Center and the Inner Mongolia Art Theatre present a khoomei performance of “Blue Rhyme”. The piece is performed by Ailagu, a group of six artists who also play music instruments to accompany their singing.