About The Event
A bold fusion of Tuvan and Mongolian folk music, the trio, Tuvergen Band, brings a modernistic and unique sound to the stage. Representing the Eastern members of Tuvergen Band (“galloping” in Mongolian), Tamir Hargana and Naizal Hargana—both playing the morin khuur or “horsehead fiddle” and providing vocals—originate from Inner Mongolia, while the ethnomusicologist and ex-Cirque du Soleil performer Brent Roman—on percussion and vocals—hails from Chicago. The group also employs the wild array of instrumental and vocal styles unique to the Central Asian steppe’s sound palette, including the doshpuluur and tovshuur lutes, and the extraordinary, overtone-rich throat singing technique, khoomei. In tandem with Roman’s introduction of the Australian didgeridoo and a hybrid drum kit of over twenty global instruments, Tuvergen Band plays what they call “modern nomadic music”: incorporating bluegrass, blues, rock, and more into their repertoire of Mongolian and Tuvan folk songs and originals.
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Images: Tuvergen Band / photo by Susie Inverso