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  • Sounds of Nature in Music

    During a “cross-program” presentation at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, participants demonstrated the influence of nature on their musical traditions.

    Tuvan musician Aldar Konstantinovich Tamdyn used his voice and the igil, a traditional bowed instrument, to imitate the natural sounds of Southern Siberia.

    Videography by Karen Kasmauski, Bill Douthitt, and David Barnes
    Edited by Alexander Jusdanis and Kylie Shryock

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