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Genghis Blues

DVD - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Genghis Blues
The story of a Paul Pena, a blind American blues musician, and his trek to Tuva to live among its inhabitants and compete in their triennial khoomei (throat singing) contest. He is accompanied by a documentary film team and Tuvinian throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar.

Publisher: [New York, NY?] : Docurama : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, c2000
ISBN: 0767031350
Branch Call Number: ML3680.7.T9 G45 2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Apr 09, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a beautiful documentary about the human spirit. This is definitely worth watching. The set of circumstances that brought all of the people connected to the film together is amazing. Lovely people and exciting music. Tannu Tuva, at least when this was filmed, is wondrous.

Sep 08, 2010
  • knp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Paul Pena is a great musician. I have long been a fan of Asian throat singing. More complex than Inuit throat singing, but similar animal-language origin.


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