Image: Sainkho Namtchylak, from here.
FULL ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON REDEFINE MAGAZINE:
TUVA’S MERIDIAN OF MUSICALITY, SPIRITUALITY AND CROSS-CULTURAL PLACE: A PRIMER ON TUVAN THROAT SINGING // http://www.redefinemag.com/2013/tuvan-throat-singing-musicality-spirituality-cross-cultural-place/
Amidst experimentation with jazz and electronic music, Sainkho articulates through her famed improvisation a sensual expression of the human body that is difficult to find within paradigms that have repressed the honest communication of and connection to a holistic human identity. In contrast to the afflictions of doctrines perpetuating mind-body schism, Sainkho Namtchylak often demonstrates through her music shamanic elements that reveal an ecstatic painting of interconnectedness between self, music, and environment. Stripped away are unessential polishes, masks of perfection and sterile harmony. The essence of energetic and physical world unity is contained within the symbolic discomfort that her performance evokes, perhaps moreso for those unfamiliar with the expressive range of throat singing.