NMU hosts Tuvan throat singers

MARQUETTE – The Northern Nights Series will present a performance by the Tuvan throat-singing trio, Alash at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Forest Roberts Theatre, on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

The group is named for the Alash River, which runs through the northwestern region of Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. The ancient art of throat singing developed among the nomadic herdsmen of this region. Alash remains grounded in this tradition while expanding its musical vocabulary with new ideas from the west.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Tickets can be purchased at NMU EZ Ticket outlets or visit www.nmu.edu/tickets.

Prices are as follows: students/kids, $5 advance/$6 door; NMU staff/faculty/seniors 60+, $13/$15; general public, $18 advance/$20 door.