Russian music group

Huun-Huur-Tu (Tuvan: Хүн Хүртү, Khün Khürtü) is a music group from Tuva, a Russian Federation republic on the Mongolian border.

Хүн Хүртү
Performance in Tyumen, 28th october 2012
Performance in Tyumen, 28th october 2012
Background information
GenresThroat singing, folk music
Years activeSince 1992
MembersKaigal-ool Khovalyg
Sayan Bapa
Radik Tülüsh
Alexei Saryglar
Past member(s)Albert Kuvezin
Alexander Bapa
Andrey Mongush
Anatoli Kuular

Huun Huur Tu performs throat singing, in which the singers sing more than one note at a time. One of the notes sometimes sounds like a flute, whistle or bird, but is actually a person's voice.

The group mostly uses native Tuvan instruments such as the igil, khomus (Tuvan jaw harp), doshpuluur, and dünggür (shaman drum). However, in recent years, the group has started using western instruments, such as the guitar. Huun Huur Tu's music is mostly Tuvan folk music, but they also experiment with Western instruments and electronic music.