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Tuvan Throat Singing

New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music Tour

Saturday, December 28, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to some of Charming Hostess/Jewlia Eisenberg’s strange & brilliant “The Bowls Project,” based on inscriptions from earthernware bowls buried under Jewish houses in ancient Babylonia, also called “demon bowls.”  According to Jewlia Eisenberg’s writings on the project, “Demon bowls, or incantation bowls, were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires and then buried under the doorway to protect her home.  The requests found in the bowls are particular, yet timeless--calling for protection for children, health after miscarriage, release from gossipy neighbors, a loyal husband, a passionate lover.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Kongar-ol Ondar

Thursday, August 08, 2013

One of the most memorable interviews on our show was when Kongar-ol Ondar came by our old studios at One Centre Street.  He was a master of Tuvan throat singing -- where the vocalist can produce two, or more, notes simultaneously.  Margalit Fox said in the New York Times that it "sounds like the bewitching, remarkably harmonious marriage of a vacuum cleaner and a bumblebee."  With Leonard's coaxing, Ondar demonstrated on air.  And it suddenly felt like we were on the steppes of Mongolia...You can hear for yourself...

Ondar died recently at the age of 51.

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New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music Tour

Friday, December 14, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to some of Charming Hostess/Jewlia Eisenberg’s strange & brilliant “The Bowls Project,” based on inscriptions from earthernware bowls buried under Jewish houses in ancient Babylonia, also called “demon bowls.”  According to Jewlia Eisenberg’s writings on the project, “Demon bowls, or incantation bowls, were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires and then buried under the doorway to protect her home.  The requests found in the bowls are particular, yet timeless--calling for protection for children, health after miscarriage, release from gossipy neighbors, a loyal husband, a passionate lover.”

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New Sounds

Cross-Cultural Music Tour

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to some of Charming Hostess/Jewlia Eisenberg’s strange & brilliant “The Bowls Project,” based on inscriptions from earthernware bowls buried under Jewish houses in ancient Babylonia, also called “demon bowls.”  According to Jewlia Eisenberg’s writings on the project, “Demon bowls, or incantation bowls, were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires and then buried under the doorway to protect her home.  The requests found in the bowls are particular, yet timeless--calling for protection for children, health after miscarriage, release from gossipy neighbors, a loyal husband, a passionate lover.” 

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Studio 360

Throat Singer

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Songwriter Paul Pena wrote the 70s-rock classic "Jet Airliner," and he's been singing the blues since he was a kid. But after an unexpected encounter with the throat-singing tradition of Tuva, Pena recharted his musical life. He studied, practiced, and then flew all the way ...

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