and handicraft, tuvan throat singing khomeii, national kinds of sport - wrestling competition Khuresh and horse riding. Annual festival "Ustuu-Khuree" and Naadym are the top of interest for tourists. Transportation Tyva has as yet no railway — although famous postage stamps (Postage stamps and postal history of Tannu Tuva) in the 1930s, designed in Moscow during the time of Tyvan independence, mistakenly depict locomotives as demonstrating Soviet-inspired progress

;) thumb right A yurt (File:Yurt in Tos Bulak.jpg) in Tos Bulak The Tuvan people are famous for Tuvan throat singing. Khuresh, the Tyvan form of wrestling, is a very popular sport. Competitions are held at the annual Naadym festival at Tos-Bulak. Sainkho Namtchylak is one of the few singers from Tyva to have an international following. She is also very involved with Tyvan culture. Every year she invites Western musicians to perform in Kyzyl and to learn about

Official website of Tuva *Photos from Tuva by Stanislav Krupar *Research among the Tyvans of South Siberia *WorldStatesmen- Russia *Singing Stones -The Republic of Tuva * http

Resettlement Administration

, and Walter C. Thomas for a site that had formerly consisted of of farmland. In 1912 Charles Seeger was hired to establish the music department at the University of California at Berkeley (University of California, Berkeley) but was forced to resign in 1918 because of his outspoken Pacifism during World War I. According to Dunaway, the British-born president of the university "all but fired" Charles Seeger (''How Can I Keep From Singing

Dunaway, ''How Can I Keep From Singing'', p. 32. Frank Damrosch, siding with Constance, fired Charles from Juilliard, see Judith Tick, ''Ruth Crawford Seeger: a Composer's Search for American Music'' (Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 224–25. Beginning in 1936, Charles held various administrative positions in the federal government's Farm Resettlement program (Resettlement Administration), the WPA (Works Projects Administration)'s Federal Music Project (1938–1940

), and the wartime Pan American Union. After World War II, he taught ethnomusicology at the University of California and Yale University. Dunaway, ''How Can I Keep From Singing'', pp. 22, 24. Winkler (2009), p. 4. Early work At four, Seeger was sent away to boarding school, but came home two years later, when his parents learned the school had failed to inform them he had contracted scarlet fever. Wilkinson, "


French accessdate 2011-12-24 Soule is also renowned for its singing tradition, elegant dances and local music instruments, such as ''xirula'' and ''ttun-ttun (Psalterium (instrument))''. These instruments are gaining new dynamism thanks to music schools founded to that end by local cultural activists.

of Guyenne, Béarn, and Gascony and included the three traditional provinces of the northern Basque Country (Northern Basque Country): Labourd, Soule and Basse-Navarre. It also included two tiny exclaves of Bigorre which were located within Béarn. The Basque people are especially given to singing. Basque language has stuck to the oral tradition stronger than Romance languages, and its literature was first recorded in writing in the 16th century. There are ballads

of people marching around a town at some local festival singing and asking the neighbours for a food, drink or money donation, while the most famous celebrations following this pattern across the whole Basque Country may be those taking place on Christmas Eve (Olentzero) and the Saint Agatha's Eve (Basque music#Samples), with singers dressing up in traditional costumes. A key figure bridging the old singing tradition of Soule and the folk song revival of the 20th century should be noted

Stari Grad, Croatia

an art collection and Juraj Plancic Gallery. (Website: www.stari-grad-museum.net) * '''Music School''' "Toma Cecchini" is a branch of the Music School "Josip Hatze" in Split. * '''Faros Kantaduri''' traditional Dalmatian singing group founded in 1995, blending Gregorian Chant with the multipart harmonies of Dalmatian Klapa. (Website: www.faroski-kantaduri.hr) * '''St. Stevens Church Singers

''', some of whom are also members of Klapa "Garmica", a traditional Dalmatian singing group. * During the summer months, art and cultural events are organized, such as workshops on ancient Faros, classical languages and culture, archaeological restoration of mosaics and pottery, open singing, puppetry and painting for children. Archeology The town itself, and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological sites dating from pre-history and classical times. Permanent exhibitions


for two years and singing informally in local festivals. He assumed both the keyboards and the vocals, but after the release of the band's first album, decided to concentrate on singing with the joining of Mikko Härkin. The bands Queen (Queen (band)), Stratovarius, Children of Bodom and Nightwish are amongst his biggest musical influences. Kakko also states the season of winter as one of his influences. His singing style is clean and generally high-pitched. Though his voice type

Farmington, Maine

was 1794's ''The Harmony of Maine'', which included anthems, fuging pieces, psalms and hymns, a number of which were secular. His songs were distinctively folky and down-to-earth. His contemporary Daniel Read, a Massachusetts-born musician who later moved to New Haven, Connecticut, was a popular musician who supported himself almost entirely off the sale of tunebooks. His first publication was entitled ''The American Singing Book; or, a New and Easy Guide to the Art of Psalmody Devised

for the Use of Singing Schools in America''. The title's use of ''psalmody'' is here referring to singing societies which were spreading across the country, and is used without religious connotations. '''Chester Greenwood''' (1858–1937) of Farmington, Maine invented the earmuff (earmuffs) in 1873, at the age of 15. Maine Secretary of State Kid's Page - Famous People He reportedly came


, Chuvashia (Chuvash Republic), Khakassia, Tuva, Yakutia (Sakha Republic), the Altai Republic, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Karachayevo-Cherkessiya. Each of these subdivisions has its own flag, parliament, laws, and official state language (in addition to Russian (Russian language)). Altai and Khakassia Tuva’s neighbouring states, the Altai Republic to the west, and Khakassia to the northwest, have developed forms of throat singing called ‘’kai’’, or ‘’khai

grain, flour and butter into central Russia and Western Europe. Commerce in the Siberian town of Berdsk, early 20th century. Khakassia is a region in Russia. The Khakas (Khakas people) people are Turkic (Turkic peoples), and their culture, including music, has some similarities to the culture of Tuva (Tuva#Culture), a neighboring region in Central Asia. Like Tuva, Overtone singing

throat-singing is practiced in Khakassia, often accompanied by a two-stringed instrument called the khomys. thumb A group of Khakas at Minusinsk (File:MinusinskTatars.jpg) The '''Khakas''', or '''Khakass''' (Khakas (Khakas language): ), are a Turkic (Turkic languages)-speaking people, who live in Russia, in the republic of Khakassia in southern Siberia. They speak the Khakas language. - ! bgcolor "#ccccff" style "padding:0 0 0

Trenton, Ontario

2010 bot H3llBot Growing up, she was always interested in music and singing, regularly joining her grandfather's orchestra. - Trenton Airport (CFB Trenton) (CFB Trenton) CYTR YTR Trenton (Trenton, Ontario), Ontario - - CFB Trenton (Trenton Airport) CYTR YTR Trenton, Ontario Trenton

name "solo" Amanda Wilkinson She is a Canadian country music singer. She is also a member of country group The Wilkinsons, which includes her father Steve and brother Tyler. She began singing early. Her dad inspired her. The Wilkonsons Online. Individual Bios. Accessed April 10, 2011 They first

sang together at a family event and then continued singing together. In 1997 the Wilkinson family moved to Nashville. Their first single "26 Cents" 26 cents: The Wilkinsons Official Video at YouTube was a success leading to Gold certifications in both the United States and Canada. Other albums The Wilkinsons have released include: Here and Now (2000), Shine (2001), and Highway

Pascagoula, Mississippi

, Pascagoula is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries. Other major industries include one of the largest Chevron refineries in the country; Signal International, an oil platform builder; and Mississippi Phosphates. Naval Station Pascagoula was located on Singing River Island, and was homeport to several Navy warships, as well as a large Coast Guard (United States Coast Guard) contingent. However, Naval Station Pascagoula

, the legend of the "Singing River" was born. It is said that on still summer and autumn evenings, the sad song of the Pascagoulas can still be heard near the river. Modern history thumb right 300px A view of a section of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Company showing various United States Navy ships under construction in Pascagoula (Image:Ingalls Shipbuilding.JPEG) The region changed hands over the next century, being occupied variously by the English, French, and Spanish until well

. Denebrink ; and commissioned (ship commissioning) on 29 November 1954, Commander D. Bontecou in command. '''Naval Station Pascagoula''' was a base of the United States Navy, in Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Mississippi), Mississippi. The base officially closed November 15, 2006. The base's property, on Singing River Island in the Mississippi Sound at the mouth of the Singing (Singing River) (née Pascagoula) River, was formally transferred to the Mississippi Secretary of State's


% of Haitians practicing. Evangelical, Protestants, and Baptist churches are also very common in St. Marc. The majority of residents are very involved in their church as it helps them maintain their cultural identity. On any given day, groups of people singing hymns can also be heard throughout the streets. Thought to be brought over by African slaves and developed over time, the word Voudou is derived from an African word meaning spirit. It is the most widely practiced religion

, but 'see' the beauty, survival and strength of the people. Smile, say 'bonju'- and you will receive the same: a Haitian custom strictly observed. Visit a church service, esp. Baptist or such. Very joyful. If possible visit one outside St,Marc - a small village nearby. Singing is fantastic. Visit a public (not church orphanage-related) school - ask for permission in advance, make an appointment if allowed and just watch and listen. To Verrettes(road east) for the greatest Wed and Sat markets! All

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