Deep throats: Kurt and Andy Bauer mix throat singing with new traditions

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You don't often hear throat singing -- a traditional vocal technique for singing in overtones. Generally the domain of goat-herding Tuvans or Tibetan monks, it's rarely performed by Americans. But you'll get your chance tonight when cousins Andy and Kurt Bauer perform their world music live at the Swallow Hill Music Hall.

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- Over the weekend: Huun Huur Tu at Swallow Hill
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- By the Throat: The ancient sounds of Huun-Huur Tu, the Throat Singers of Tuva

In addition, the cousins -- Andy, a traveler who's immersed himself in cultures throughout Asia and studied throat-singing with a Tuvan master, and Kurt, a Denver musician and owner of the Bangsnap record label -- will bring out a variety of unusual ethnic instruments as accompaniment, resulting in a unique blend of modern and traditional sounds. Following is a video preview:

The Bauers and a backup combo of Bauer relatives and local collaborators will perform in Winter: An Evening of Tuvan Throat Singing at 8 p.m.; for tickets, $10 to $12, visit Swallow Hill's online box office.

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Swallow Hill Music Hall

71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO

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