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Tyva Kyzy



Biography

Having mastered the forbidden-for-women art of Tuvan throat-singing, southern Siberia’s Tyva Kyzy is the only all-female group performing traditional khöömei (“overtone”) songs.

Upcoming Performances

Video 6/28/2018: Serenade! Choral Festival: Tyva Kyzy & Ovuwa Cultural Ensemble

Having mastered the forbidden-for-women art of Tuvan throat-singing, southern Siberia’s Tyva Kyzy is the only all-female group performing traditional khöömei (“overtone”) songs, including a brand-new piece from founder Choduraa Tumat. In residence at the University of Pretoria, Ovuwa Cultural Ensemble’s ecstatic, authentic renderings of the Rainbow Nation’s diversity of songs have garnered high praise throughout the African continent.

 Tyva Kyzy