Monday, March 24, 2008

Inuit Throat Singing

Inuit throat singing or katajjaq, also known (and commonly confused) under the generic term overtone singing, is a form of musical performance among the Inuit. Unlike the throat singers in other regions of the world, the Inuit performers are usually women who sing only duets in a kind of entertaining contest to see who can outlast the other. Choreographer Meryl Tankard uses inuit throat singing as soundtrack in the production of Inuk 2 with Sydney Dance Company.

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