Mongolian Melody: Hip-hop Duo Splices Traditional Singing and Urban Beats 1 234 567

Mongolian Melody: Hip-hop Duo Splices Traditional Singing and Urban Beats

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Ulaanbaatar's urban music scene is buzzing with a new vibe created by a hip-hop duo mixing into their sound the traditional art of throat singing, or "Khoomei," as Mongolians refer to it.

Rap group Fish Symboled Stamp, named for a fish-shaped seal traditionally used to brand horses in the landlocked nation, incorporates the nearly 1,000-year-old vocal tradition of communities across Siberia and Central Asia.

Khoomei means "pharynx", and performers imitate the...

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