Genghis Blues (1999)

Genghis Blues
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  • Tuvan singer Kongar-ol Ondar dies
    By: Jul 26, 2013

    Tuvan throat singer Kongar-Ol Ondar has died after emergency surgery to treat a brain haemorrhage. He was 51.

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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Pena Actor n/a 1 1000001
Kongar-ol Ondar Actor n/a 1 1000002
Ralph Leighton Actor n/a 1 1000003
Richard Feynman Actor n/a 1 1000004
Mario Casetta Actor n/a 1 1000005
Roko Belic Director n/a 2 2000001
Adrian Belic Producer n/a 3 3000001
Roko Belic Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ralph Leighton Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Roko Belic Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ian W Williamson Technical Director n/a 491 5000001
Roko Belic Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Adrian Belic Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Shamiel Seden-ol Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Roko Belic Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ian W Williamson Editor n/a 172 7000002
Paul Pena Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kongar-ol Ondar Music n/a 120781 8000002
Jason Terrel Audio audio post production /restoration 120810 14000001
Lemon DeGeorge Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Ralph Leighton Other from concept 120795 26000001
Blind San Francisco blues singer Paul Pena goes to the Central Asian Republic of Tuva for a competition of "throat singing," a unique musical form in which a single voice produces multiple different sounds. Previously unheard outside of Tuva, throatsinging is a traditional form in the isolated republic. Pena was honored by the Tuvan people and became friends with Kongar-ol Ondar, a Tuvan singer. This is a story about exploration and friendship, the story of a man whose struggle in life is not defined by conformity and rules, but by an unquenchable curiosity and love of music.