We had an especially nice treat in Brackettville today. A group of Tuvan Throat Singers, Alash Ensemble, came to Brackett! And they were FANTASTIC! Don't be fooled by the humble set Fort Clark Springs provided for the show, Alash was amazing. Although I must apologize for these horrible photos. I didn't want to disturb the show with a flash so I made do, good thing I had my tripod. It's mostly the instruments I want to show you anyway, not as fascinating as their voices but still incredibly interesting! Hmm, that's a funny thing for me to say considering that the best instruments on the stage were the members of Alash.
They performed earlier in the day for the kids at B.I.S.D. and then later on Fort Clark Springs at the Town Hall a.k.a. the Post Theater. I desperately hope I've got them identified correctly here.
The price to get in? A mere $5, I think they cut us a deal. I'd have paid a lot more, especially now that I know how amazing they are! My mother-in-law kindly bought THEIR CD for us, I can't wait to listen to it.
More images like the ones above can be found HERE. The unedited originals, which include many more images, are HERE.
Here's a clip of them performing at the University of Texas, I found it on Youtube. It doesn't do their voices justice but you will certainly get a taste of how incredible they are. Or you can listen to some of their music right on THEIR WEBSITE.
12-02-2008 Update: The webmaster at the Alash Ensemble website has created a page that links to Flickr photo sets of Alash. So, my Flickr photos of Alash are now linked to their website, cool! You can check that out HERE.