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Black Vulture Project: Alash Performance
March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Black Vulture Project, a nonprofit community arts organization in Paoli, will host an evening with Tuvan throat singers Alash on Tuesday, March 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Paoli at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm). The performance is FREE and is open to the public.
Lost River Market & Deli (located across the street) will serve a special dinner fare a dinner before the show at 5:00pm. The menu includes Mongolian chicken and broccoli, beef fried rice, vegetable fried rice, honey wheat rolls and apple crumble. The cost is $8/adult and $6/children.
Alash Ensemble is a trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Grounded in the art of throat singing (xöömei), originally created by nomadic people of Central Asia, Alash’s members started training in traditional Tuvan music as children. The group first formed while students at Kyzyl Arts College; influenced by Western music trends coming out of North America, they practiced on hybrid Tuvan-European instruments. Under the guidance of Kongar-ool Ondar (best known to western audiences for his role in the film Genghis Blues), the musicians forged a new identity by introducing instruments like the guitar and Russian bayan (accordion) to traditional Tuvan arrangements.