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Friday, October 01, 2010

Genghis Blues

I am currently watching this documentary about an American blues singer who gets intrigued by Tuvan throatsinging and goes to Tuva. Paul Pena played with many well-known and well-regarded musicians. When his wife died, he found throatsinging and pursued it.

The journey to Tuva is interesting, and one of the people who wanted to visit this central Asian area was Richard Feynman, one of my favorite people of all time. He and Ralph Leighton attempted to go there; it was Feynman's last journey, recounted in Leighton's book, "Tuva or Bust".

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