Monday Music: Yat-Kha

This is “Karangailyg Kara Hovaa” by Yat-Kha, from their 1995 album Yenisei Punk. I appreciate a song which uses the sharpening of blades as a musical instrument.

I don’t remember the first time I heard Tuvan music. It was probably sometime in the mid-1990s, not long after the first time I heard the polytonal chanting of Tibetan Buddhist monks.

Anyway, this is excellent music to get the blood pumping on a slow Monday.