Dominic Talifero wrote -
EMBODY, an ongoing festival and series of the vocal arts based in Baltimore, has been invited by the Tuvan Cultural Center and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tuva to participate in the "International Xoomei In The Heart of Asia Festival”, dedicated to the everlasting memory of Kongar-ol Ondar, which will take place on August 14-17, 2017 in Kyzyl, Tuva of Southern Siberia, the Throat Singing capital of the world!
This amazing roster of expert vocalists and musicians from Baltimore who will be traveling to Tuva as part of this historical EMBODY cultural/musical residency will include the following - Shodekeh, Wendel Patrick, Max Schwartz Bent, Ian Hesford, Victoria Vox, Eze Jackson and Jasmine Pope. These artists will have many opportunities to present and share their own music, as well as collaborate directly with some of the world's leading musicians in traditional Tuvan Xoomei (Throat Singing) and music/folk traditions such as Alash, Huun-Huur-Tu, the Tuvan National Orchestra and the all-women's ensembles Tyvy Kyzy and Ugulza!
To our fans, friends, families & loved ones, we at EMBODY need your support to continue our efforts in arranging travel, lodging, & musician's fees for this once in-a-lifetime adventure! To add to the experience of this ongoing exchange between Tuva & Baltimore that has been taking place since the arrival of Huun-Huur Tu's historic appearance at Towson University in 2008, we're also adding a list of gift incentives for our supporters here at home and abroad!
Just read below - Pledge 30 dollars or more and you'll received a signed copy of Alash's most recent album "Achai", featuring special guest Beatboxer Shodekeh! Pledge 60 dollars or more, and you'll receive a Tuvan Album Pack, featuring signed copies of Alash's all three albums & the premier self-titled album of the Tuvan National Orchestra! Pledge 120 dollars or more and you'll receive the Tuvan Album Pack along with Alash T-Shirts and a Tuva Hoodie! Pledge 1,000 or more and you'll receive a 6-stringed Tuvan Doshpuluur-Guitar Hybrid known as a "Chadagan" & Xomus, a Tuvan Mouth Harp! Pledge 1,500 or more and you'll receive a private concert performed by Alash & Beatboxer Shodekeh!
We here at EMBODY, through our fiscal sponsor Fusion Partnerships, deeply appreciate your help, passion and continued support in making this unique and continuing cultural exchange between Tuva and Baltimore, MD an ongoing reality. Much love to everyone here in the US, Tuva and abroad, and hope to see you on the other side of the world this summer!