Sainkho Namtchylak 
Author

Poems

Original

Übersetzung

ELECTRIC CITY english

Translations: de

to poem

Ocean is great! english

Translations: de

to poem

POPULAR POETRY OF LOVE AND HOPE english

Translations: de

to poem

RUNNING TAPES english

Translations: de

to poem

WHO STOLE THE SKY? english

Translations: de

to poem

Приказано Выжить! russian

Translations: de

to poem

[ОЙ УЕХАЛ МОЙ РОДНОЙ] russian

Translations: de

to poem

HILL TARA russian

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to poem

Ты есмь. russian

Translations: de

to poem

Sainkho Namtchylak 
Author

* 30.11.1956, Republic of Tuva, Russia
lives in: Berlin, Germany

Sainkho Namtchylak is a singer originally from Tuva, a small autonomous Russian republic just north of Mongolia. She is known for her Tuvan throat singing or Khöömei.

Sainkho Namtchylak is an experimental singer, born in 1957 in a secluded village in the south of Tuva, an autonomous Russian state bordering Mongolia.

She has an exceptional voice, spanning seven octaves and proficient in overtone singing; her music enmeshes avant-jazz, electronica, modern composition and Tuvan influences.

In Tuva numerous cultural influences collide: the Turkic roots it shares with Mongolia, Xinjiang Uighur and the Central Asian states; various Siberian nomadic ethnic groups, principally those of the Tungus-Manchu group; Russian Old Believers; migrant and resettled populations from the Ukraine, Tatarstan and other minority groups west of the Urals.

All of these, to extents, impact on Sainkho's voice, although the Siberian influences dominate: her thesis produced while studying voice, first at the University of Kyzyl, then in the Gnesins Institute in Moscow during the 1980s focussed on Lamaistic and cult musics of minority groups across Siberia, and her music frequently shows tendencies towards Tungus-style imitative singing.

Sainkho worked with several ensembles: the Moscow State Orchestra; the Moscow-based jazz ensemble 'Tri-O' (since 1989); School of Dramatic Art under the direction of Anatoly Vasiliev (Moscow), and various orchestras in Kyzyl.

She has released over thirty albums in the past twenty years, working with various musicians and experiencing different styles.

Publications
  • Letters

    CD

    Leo Records, 1992

  • Out Of Tuva

    CD

    Cra/Craw (ZYX), 1993

  • Naked Spirit

    CD

    Amiata (SunnyMoon), 1998

  • Stepmother City

    CD

    Ponderosa (edel), 2000

  • Who Stole The Sky?

    CD

    Ponderosa (edel), 2004

  • Karmaland

    Lyrikband mit Audio CD

    Genova: Liberodiscrivere Studio64 srl Edizioni, 2006

  • ЧЕЛО ВЕК

    in Russian, Tuvinian and in English

    Санкт-Петербург: Издательство ВИТА НОВА, 2006

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