Alash featured on Science Friday!

Grazing yaks, windblown plains and bubbling rivers — these are the soundscape of the remote steppe of central Asia. In Tuva, a Russian republic between Siberia and Mongolia, these are also the sounds that influenced the art of throat singing. Tuvan throat singers are able to produce two distinct notes at one time, a feat that takes some practice. Video producer Luke Groskin talks about the different styles of Tuvan throat singing and speech pathologist Aaron Johnson discusses how the singers can manipulate their vocal cords and mouth to create this polyphonic sound.

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