(2013) Back Tuva Future: The Adventure Begins

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... read moreThough steeped in the roots of Tuvan folk sounds, Back Tuva Future is anything but a traditional collection of throat music -- over the course of tracks like "Tuva Groove," "Kargyraa Rap" and "The Other Side of the Mountain," Kongar-ol Ondar touches base with Western music idioms ranging from...

55′:33″ 11 Songs

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Tuva Groove
3:17
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Good Horses
2:54
3
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Where Has My Country Gone?
5:20
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Kargyraa Rap
2:27
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Little Yurt On The Prairie
3:00
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The Other Side Of The Mountain
4:27
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Two Lands, One Tribe
3:21
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Big River
2:59
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My Tuva
5:06
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Harness Your Horse And Catch The Wind
5:00
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Narrative Of The Making Of The Lp
17:42
Released 05 February 2013, 1999 Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

Review

Though steeped in the roots of Tuvan folk sounds, Back Tuva Future is anything but a traditional collection of throat music -- over the course of tracks like "Tuva Groove," "Kargyraa Rap" and "The Other Side of the Mountain," Kongar-ol Ondar touches base with Western music idioms ranging from dance-pop to funk to bluegrass, and although not everything works, the results are never less than fascinating. Most interesting of all is "Where Has My Country Gone?," a duet with Willie Nelson which proves once and for all that the human voice need not conform to standard definitions of beauty to achieve grace and power. ~ Raymond McKinney