The singers of Huun-Huur-Tu are the most famous ambassadors of Tuva, the mysterious republic on the Mongolian border. In the early nineties the first albums were released by the group that baffled Western audiences with overtone singing, a technique using the throat and producing several different pitches by one voice. The singers come from the nomadic culture of Tuva and their songs are inspired by its ancient shamanic rituals. The four members play traditional instruments such as flute, fiddle, lute and percussion. This fall new music of Huun-Huur-Tu will be included in the book Terra Incognita – Tuva, by the German photographer and music producer Ulrich Balß. In the past thirty years Huun-Huur-Tu has collaborated with a wide range of artists and ensembles, including Ry Cooder, Kronos Quartet, Frank Zappa, The Chieftains and Trilok Gurtu. ‘Truly astounding, powerful and evocative’ (BBC).