Genghis Blues

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

How did a blind, San Francisco-based blues musician wind up winning a throatsinging competiton in Tuva? For that matter, where's Tuva and what's throatsinging? Easy question first: Tuva is a small country wedged between Siberian and Outer Mongolia. Throatsinging is tougher: it's a unique style of vocalizing indigenous to Tuva, and sounds like a duet between...read more

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Genghis Blues
This Oscar®-nominated film follows the story of a blind blues musician and his triumphant trek to the forgotten land of Tuva and the mysterious art of (more…)

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: How did a blind, San Francisco-based blues musician wind up winning a throatsinging competiton in Tuva? For that matter, where's Tuva and what's throatsinging? Easy question first: Tuva is a small country wedged between Siberian and Outer Mongolia. Throat… (more)
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