Education
 Russia
Project #6550

Support Indigenous Youth Leadership Exchanges

by Altai Mir University
Vetted
Dec 22, 2011

Professional Costumes for Young Throat-Singers

The young Altai throat-singers whose education we have been supporting have been continuing to perform to accolades at regional ethnic music competitions. The revival of throat-singing is central to the continuing viability of the Altai culture, because throat-singers are the keepers/transmitters of the oral history. And access to the history is necessary in order for the Altai people to keep their covenant with Mother Earth to protect their sacred lands.

In all of this, costuming may seem like frosting on the cake, but actually, it is a necessary part of the singers’ process of attuning themselves to the “group mind” from which they transmit the history. The making of the costumes is itself a sacred act.

Your generous holiday donation for the creation of the young throat-singers’ ceremonial costuming will enhance the capability of this new generation to access guidance for their people.

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Altai Mir University

Location: Shoreline, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AltaiMir.org
Project Leader:
Carol Hiltner
Founder
Seattle, Washington United States

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