Friday, September 30, 2005

Throat Singing

The Inuits have a tradition of "throat signing":

"Inuit created a musical instrument they could carry with them everywhere - vocal cords. The only thing they needed to play this instrument was their bodies. The human voice was the main musical instument of the Inuit so they had many ways of singing. One of the maost unique ways was throat singing. Inuit women throat sing by breathing in rythms. They can make sounds like the wind, birds, animal calls, etc.

More here. Listen to samples here.

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