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Throat Singing - an Expression of Inuit Culture

In the Inuit Arctic, we find two types of singing: regular songs, generally accompanied by hand drums and dancing; and throat-singing, generally done by two women facing each other.

Throat-singing has long been an important part of Inuit culture, and it has developed in a style that is different from the Mongolian and Tuvan styles of Asia.

Some ethnomusicologists* have suggested that by maintaining their language, inuktitut, it has also helped the Inuit to preserve this tradition.

Throat-singing was forbidden by Christian priests for many decades, but we now live in more enlightened times, and religious bans have been removed. In the last 20 to 30 years, this singing style has been resurfacing as an expression of Inuit culture.

* One who studies the music of different cultures.

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