Air Mail Music: Mongolia - Throat Singing
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Air Mail Music Mongolia: Throat Singing The best-known aspect of Mongolian music is the famous koomei or throat singing, in which one or more pitches sound simultaneously over a fundamental pitch, resulting in harmonically rich melodies. Imitation of the sounds of nature (animals, wind, or water) plays an important part in this nomadic, pastoral music. Sung by populations that have seen little outside influence, it one of the world's oldest, purest forms of music.