Alash Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:00pm on Thursday September 26 at Ozarka College in Mountain View. The members of Alash are master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in Siberia, located at the geographical center of the Eurasian continent. The ancient art of throat singing, by which a single singer produces multiple notes simultaneously, developed among the nomadic herdsmen of the region. Alash are virtuosi of this amazing vocal technique who accompany themselves brilliantly on a variety of fascinating instruments from their homeland. On their upcoming tour of America, they are returning to Mountain View where they were received with tremendous enthusiasm in 2011.
In addition to performing traditional music of their native Tuva, they have collaborated with such diverse groups as the bluegrass/fusion/jazz band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the jazz ensemble Sun Ra Arkestra, and the classical Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Student Producers Program. Their recordings include Buura (recorded in Nashville during a previous American tour) and Alash. They are guest artists on the Grammy-winning holiday CD Jingle All the Way by Béla Fleck and Flecktones.
Alash Ensemble has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, and America. They performed at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Their appearance in Mountain View will offer an incredible and rare opportunity to experience their amazing music in an intimate setting.
The concert is presented by the Arkansas Craft School in keeping with its efforts to promote exploration, innovation and education in the arts. Admission to the event is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Seating is limited. Tickets are available in-advance through the Arkansas Craft School at 870-269-8397.
The Arkansas Craft School, located in Mountain View, Arkansas is dedicated to the education of aspiring and practicing craft artisans for success in the Creative Economy. The Craft School partners with Ozarka College and Pulaski Technical College, who offer Continuing Education credits for all Craft School courses. Support for the Arkansas Craft School is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment of the Arts.