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25 July 2013

Most renowned Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ool Ondar has died

Most renowned Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ool Ondar has diedMerited Artist of Russian Federation, People’s Khoomeiji and Honored Educator of the Republic of Tuva, one the most renowned Tuvans in the world, throat singer, musician, teacher Kongar-ool Ondar has died today in Kyzyl aged 52.

His official birthday was March 29, 1962 and Kongar-ool Ondar confessed this date was very conventional and he always marked his birthday twice in a year – on March, 29 and December, 4. Recently all the Tuva and throat singer’s friends and fans celebrated his 50th anniversary on “Dembildey-2012” festival. Kongar-ool Ondar was one of the most magisterial throat singers in the world. He teached a whole new generation of young musicians in Tuva.

Kongar-ool Ondar has told the story of his dramatical life full of ups and downs in a big biographical interview for “The Center of Asia” newspaper last year.

“The New Research of Tuva” expresses its sincere condolences to all the relatives and friends of Kongar-ool Ondar and deeply bewails the grievous loss of Tuvan culture.

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