Genghis BluesClosed Captioning
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About the Movie
This Oscar®-nominated film follows the story of a blind blues musician and his triumphant trek to the forgotten land of Tuva and the mysterious art of khöömei, or throat-singing, a seemingly impossible form of singing that produces multiple vocal tones simultaneously. Featuring the late blues legend B.B. King.
The film changed my life. I highly recommend it to anyone.
I first heard about this film back in 1999 when I was actually travelling to Russia for work. A friend of mind turned me on to it, and I remember watching the story unfold and thinking how on earth could it get any crazier. And it did!
The characters are true and full of life making the twists and turns an incredible ride that I have watched numerous times since. Nothing can compare to Paul Pena's focus and will to succeed in the mystical world of Tuvan Throat singing. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in taking an adventure, learning about a wonderful friendship between two wonderful personalities, and those who actually thought Steve Miller's version of Jet Airliner was good. Paul is the man with his original version!
Makes me cry every time!
Seriously.... an amazing film about humanity, the power of music and the achievements of cultural exchange. A must see documentary and film, for everyone on this planet.