Discovering an artist and being introduced to his knowledge.
From the 12th to the 14th of October 2007 - Mongolian Overtone Singing, by Okna Tsahan Zam (Kalmykia)
Well known by the spectators who saw him at the Théâtre de la Ville when he came to Paris for the first time in 1998, Okna sahan Zam, of Kalmykian origin, first heard throat singing at the age of 30, and it troubled him: he thought he was hearing the song of his ancestors. He made the journey to Oulan Bator and came back to Kalmykia to make these forgotten songs more popular with his uncommon voice and unique presence. Overtone singing is a reflection and an echo of nature, an homage to the animals, springs and streams, the winds of the steppes, the mountain rocks and the rustling of the leaves. A xoomiich (Mongolian overtone singer) alone can simultaneously produce a vocal humming and a melody of harmonics.
This teaching session by the xöömij will enable everyone to get to know this magnificent vocal technique a little.
Concert-workshop in relation with the Musiques des Steppes show, showing at the Théâtre de la Ville on October 13th 2007.
From January 25th to 27th 2008 – A world of sounds, by Abaji (Lebanon)
From March 14th to 16th 2008 – Persian singing, by Mahsa Vahdat (Iran)
From June 13th to 15th 2008 - Soufie ney flute, by Hanefi Kirgiz (Turkey)
In collaboration with the CPFI (Heritage Centre for the Craftsmanship of Musical Instruments) in Le Mans, with the cooperation of B. Pulelaouen, craftsman and restoration specialist of instruments and teacher of ethnomusicology at the University of Marburg (Germany).