Music Performing Arts

Sacred Music Series Presents The Alash Ensemble

The Alash Ensemble

Hofstra University’s Cultural Center presents the Spring 2014 Joseph G. Astman Concert Series, the theme of which is “Sacred Music From Around The World.” The final concert in this series takes place at The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus. For tickets call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the door, starting 90 minutes prior to showtime.

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

The Alash Ensemble Performs Overtone Singing from Tuva

Tickets are $8, $6 for senior citizens and non-Hofstra students. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

Featuring ~

Ayan-ool Sam, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar and Ayan Shirizhik

The Alash Ensemble is a trio of master overtone singers (xöömei) from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. The ancient tradition of throat singing developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, raised yaks, sheep and camels, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature.

For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

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