RTV: Sainkho Namchylak

Release Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

RTV talks with Sainkho Namtchylak, a singer/performer from Tuva, who combines traditional Oriental cult music with contemporary western music.

Performance date: 10/10/2002
Episode release date: 05/12/2010
Host: Phoebe Legere


Namtchylak was born in a secluded village in the south of Tuva in 1957. She is an experimental singer, mastering extended vocal techniques such as throat singing and other artistic devices of Central-Asian music. She also incorporates jazz and experimental sounds into her music; her musical styles include avant-jazz, electronica, and Tuvan influences. As a performer, she combines the syncretism of old religious arts with the multimedia of contemporary performing arts.