Sedaa (Mongolia/Iran)

(24.07.2011, 7:40 PM, Main Square)

 

„Sedaa” in Persian means: „voice”. The project connects traditional music of Mongolia with the sound of the Orient. The effect is unique and fascinating. The group consist of great musicians: Nasaa Nasanjargal and Naraa Naranbaatar, who has studied traditional singing techniques and playing on string instruments, Ganzorig Davaakhuu – virtuoso of Mongolian string dulcimer and Omid Bahadori, Iranian multi-instrumentalist. Their work shows to listeners an exotic world, situated somewhere between the Orient and Mongolian steppe. The base of their compositions are acoustic sounds, coming from various folk instruments and traditional singing techniques, cultivated for hundreds of years by the community of Mongolian nomads, involving the extraction of several tones simultaneously. Low guttural sound („kargyraa”) and astonishing harmonic aliquot singing („homii” or „khoomei”) with the accompaniment of full of melancholy sounds of „morin khuur” fiddles and 120-string dulcimer – mix themselves with pulsating oriental rhythms, creating unique and mystique atmosphere. The guttural singing is mainly known because of artists from the Tuwa Republic, which lies on the border between Russia and Mongolia – that was a place, where it was developed as an unique art. Mongolia didn't exactly advance in it. But in case of musicians of Sedaa we are dealing with true masters of „homii” and „kargyraa”. For the fans of Tuwa-originated bands, like Huun Huur Tu (more traditional attitude for art) or Yat-Kha (connecting tradition with rock sound) it should be important, that Sedaa is something between those two groups – respect for tradition and rock energy – despite not using electrically amplified instruments. In connection with oriental rhythms we get the music, that you couldn't miss. Strong, melancholic, colorful and spectacular.

 

WORKSHOPS of aliquot singing and oriental rhythms:

25.07.2011, 7:00 PM, Rotunda

26.07.2011, 7:00 PM, Rotunda