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The Cedar Cultural Center
Sep 9 2016
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Alash is a three-member band that comprises of professionals who are experts in throat singing. Hailing from a small town in Central Asia called Tuva, the ensemble had been training in traditional Tuvan music since their childhood. At the time when the group started off in 1999, they went by the name ‘Changy-Xaya’. Having practiced in streets and college basement, they soon became known as a local traditional band on campus. During this time, the band members which include Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan Shirizhikcame and Ayan-ool Sam, also got interested in western music and learned to play hybrid Tuvan-instruments of Europe. They listened to some new American groups and took inspiration from their musical styles. Under Kongar-ool Ondar’s guidance who is famous with the western spectators for the role he played in the movie Genghis Blues, the band started developing a new musical style.
Alash Ensemble introduced guitar and also Russian accordion into their compositions and arrangements along with their traditional instruments. The members tried out new song structures and harmonies whose effect is a fascinating blend of new and old. The musicians took inspiration from their ancestors of Central Asia. Also influenced by some Western artists including Jimi Hendrix and Sun Ra, Alash has taken up various musical styles in its format. Keeping the original integrity of its heritage, the ensemble makes efforts in order to give a hip-hop touch to its music to attract the American audience. Cheap Alash tickets for the upcoming event are available at low rates.
Alash embarked on its first U.S. tour in 2006, sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts’ and Library of Congress’s Open World Leadership plan. Since then, the Alash ensemble continuously tours the country performing to enthusiastic spectators as well as conducting workshops for keen students belonging to all age groups. The music by Alash has received positive reviews by the critics and has been called "utterly stunning," by the Washington Post. The members enjoy trying different music genres and working on them. They have come together with many diverse bands such as bluegrass/fusion/jazz group Bela Fleck and Flecktones. In 2008 the group also appeared as guests on "Jingle All the Way”, a holiday CD by Bela Fleck and Flecktones. The lineup on Alash consists of Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam, Ayan Shirizhik and Nachyn Choodu. The Alash as a group as well as every individual member has won titles at throat singing competitions.
The group’s achievements include winning a trophy in Tuva's International Xoomei Symposium contest in 2004 for standing first. Three of the Alash musicians took individual prizes for throat singing in 2008. All the members of Alash play in the Tuvan National Orchestra and have won grand and first prize in the Ensemble Competition and All-Russia National Orchestra. Alash features remarkable techniques for singing various pitches at a time. The ensemble is deeply committed to the customary Tuvan culture and music. The members believe that traditional music should continuously evolve and that is why they infuse western elements incorporating their unique style, which is new and fresh.
The Alash Ensemble is highly praised by both the critics and fans and it is said that the world listens when the members plays. Their compositions are simply astounding and if you have not heard their music then you don’t know how incredible these musicians are. Find for yourself how distinct the ensemble is with your cheap Alash tickets and give the band a standing ovation. Having beautiful and emotional voices, the group members will win your heart. The jaw-dropping performance by the members is worth watching and the men are all set to put on a great show that you will never forget.