Huun Huur Tu- celebrate 30 years – thurs 30th November.


Connollys of leap proudly presents 

– Huun Huur Tu – 

Thursday 30th November. 7pm show. €25 + €1.5 booking fee.
-All sales are final-
Huun Huur Tu, the legendary Throat Singing and world music group, is celebrating an impressive milestone – 30 years since the band’s inception. Over the past three decades, Huun Huur Tu has established itself as the foremost Throat Singing and World Music act, delighting audiences worldwide with their unique and captivating sound. From the rolling hills of Tuva to the world stage, Huun Huur Tu’s music has transcended borders, cultures, and languages. Their intricate and masterful use of traditional instruments such as the igil (horse head fiddle) and doshpuluur (3-stringed lute) have earned them numerous accolades and a legion of devoted fans.
Huun Huur Tu’s breathtaking music transports you to another world, blending ancient rhythms with modern sensibilities. It is a testament to their artistry that their music has stood the test of time and continues to be relevant, inspiring, and groundbreaking.
 Celebrate with Huun Huur Tu as they mark 30 years of World Music excellence. Join them on their journey from the heart of Central Asian culture, where music is a way of life. Discover the magic of Huun Huur Tu and experience the power of their music firsthand.

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Steeped in Tuvan folklore, the ensemble wears traditional garb and accompanies themselves on string and percussion instruments, playing galloping rhythms that evoke the vast south Siberian steppe. Their tightly structured pieces often imitate natural sounds, so that a song can be a literal representation of a Tuvan landscape.

Founded in Sasha Bapa, his brother, Sayan, and two other musicians, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Albert Kuvezin Huun-Huur-Tu focus on the performance of “old and forgotten songs.” Sasha, Sayan, and Kaigal-ool were refugees of one of the large state-managed song and dance ensembles that became fixed institutions of the public cultural life during the Soviet era. For decades these ensembles with their glitzy performances of folk music or pseudo folk music offered the only possibility for young musicians to play indigenous music for a living. Throughout the privatization of the music business in the former Soviet Union, many musicians decided to abandon these state ensembles and form their own groups. The musical results have decidedly been mixed.

However rooted in Tuvan traditions, it would be a mistake to attribute Huun-Huur-Tu to a folk ensemble. For the first time, Huun-Huur-Tu laced in the pop charts with a remix of the title “Eki Attar”. It became Greece’s No.1 hit in the summer of 2002. The ensemble then went on to release a studio project entitled ‘Spirits of Tuva’ with Djs of various nationalities. They have performed with Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa, The Chieftains, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Kronos Quartet and L. Shankar among the others. The ensemble’s collaborations do also include other members of JARO: Hazmat ModineThe Bulgarian Voices– Angelite, and Moscow Art Trio.