More than a generation has passed since the astounding singer Sainkho Namtchylak emerged from her homeland in Tuva, deep in Soviet Siberia, by the Mongolian border. She moved to Moscow, where her startling vocal gifts were recognized and featured internationally in the USSR's minority 'showcase' ensembles. Then on to Western Europe, where she became a phenomenon of creative improvised music and part of the genesis of the contemporary World Music scene. She put together various ensembles with young musicians, creating acclaimed productions, including the International music hits "Stepmother City" and "Time Out".
Now, with her new group, SainkhoKosmos, she has surrounded herself with musicians of long worldwide experience, each of whom has also made a personal journey to achieve a unique musical voice. They will work together to project ancient pulsing sounds into a modern framework, creating a freely floating musical landscape, both rooted and spontaneous. The group includes reed virtuoso Ned Rothenberg, Sainkho's partner in duo for over 25 years, and his 2 longtime collaborators in the group RUB, drummer/vocalist Samm Bennett, guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi, who also plays the incredible daxophone, along with bassist Peter Scherr. All have wide experience both in creating songs and improvising spontaneously. Cafe Oto will host the first assembly of this ensemble of infinite possibility.
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