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Kongar-ol Ondar was born in 1962 near the Hemchik River in western Tuva, within sight of the ruins of the Chadaana Buddhist Monastery destroyed by the communists in the 1930's. Ondar's epic saga would converge around his singular vocal gift to make him Tuva's musical ambassador to the world. As a child, he was taught the fundamentals of throat-singing by his uncle. "Throat-singing is a tradition of Tuva that is very old," Ondar recently remarked. "it is inspired by… read more

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    Rest in peace! [4]
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    RIP
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    :(
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    Damn, RIP
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    R.I.P.
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    :D
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    Eclecticism as it is! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uf1lEawgTE
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    Yeah he's genius.
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    Folk Around the World group: http://www.last.fm/group/Folk+Music+Around+the+World

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