In central Asia, in what is now the Russian republic of Tuva, nomadic herdsmen centuries ago developed the mysterious art called throat singing. The eerie music starts with a single person emitting a steady, low note while humming a whistle-like melody and, finally, adding a third rhythmic thrumming sound. Some masters of the form tap into their harmonic gifts when the Carnegie Arts Center presents the Alash Ensemble at 7 tonight at Meed Hall in the University of St. Mary (410 South Fourth Street, Leavenworth). For more information, call 913-651-0765 or see leavenwortharts.org.
Sun., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., 2008