30 Years Anniversary Tour
Nature of Sounds
Thu 16 Nov / 20:00 - 22:10
Thu 16 Nov ’23
20:00 - 22:10
  • Thu 16 Nov ’23
    20:00 - 22:10
    Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague

We are proud to present this epic Tuvan group in Amare on their anniversary tour. Known for their wondrous overtone singing, these Central Asian artists have been sharing their deep-rooted traditions around the world for three decades. We celebrate not only their careers, but also the survival and flourishing of the Tuvan culture, which was almost wiped out during the Soviet era.

The Tuva people live in the mountains of central Asia, in southwestern Siberia and north of Mongolia. Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the music of these nomadic people. According to their animistic beliefs, they live in deep awe of their natural habitat. From taiga to vast plains, roaring rivers or quiet streams and galloping horses. They imitate these natural phenomena with their specially developed khöömei singing techniques, with which they produce two tones at the same time: a high whistle (sigit) and a deep bass tone (kargiraa: ode to the mountains).

For years the Soviets tried to erase identities of the many ethnic peoples, but founders of HHT Sayan Bapa and Kaigal-ool Khovalyg managed to hold out. After the fall of the iron curtain, the Siberian country of Tuva was slowly opened up to the rest of the world and it is thanks to the Dutch musicologist and label owner Bernhard Kleikamp (Pan Records) that the new “Ensemble Tuva”, forerunner of HHT, made their first international tour. Prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world followed suit.

Ooievaarspas discount
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.

Cloakroom and drink
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.

HHT built an important body of work with bestsellers such as 60 Horses in My Herd, The Orphan's Lament, Ancestor's Call and Terra Incognita that put their Republic on the map and inspires a young generation at home and far beyond.

Be transported to the Altai mountains with the impressive kargira of Kaigal-ool, the neighing of the igil horse violin, the soundscape of steppe and the epic warrior stories, for an equally epic concert to attend live!


Kaigal-ool Khovalyg voice, igil, doshpuluur 
Sayan Bapa voice, doshpuluur, marinhuur, guitar 
Alexey Saryglar voice, tungur (drum), dashaaning khavy (rattle) 
Chanzy Radik Tyulyush voice, byzaanchi, khomuz, amarga