Click here to listen to the performance LIVE on the WQXR website on May 8 at 6:30 Winnipeg time.Check out the video: WSO Rehearsal with percussionist Evelyn Glennie
More about throat singing: Inuit throat singing is a tradition and like other age-old forms of Inuit entertainment such as drum dancing and a ja ja songs. Inuit throat singing has its roots in a vocal game used to amuse children and women while men were out hunting; it is an practiced almost exclusively by women. Two singers stand close facing each other and engage in a friendly competition as one singer takes the lead and the other follows. During the vocal exchange, the voiced sounds and breath of each singer combine to form rhythmic melodies that imitate sounds from nature such as a mosquito or a river. The result is mesmerizing, as the singers playfully compete to see who will stop or laugh first.
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