I've also heard people do overtone singing before. The first time, I was perplexed, excited, and confused. How were they making those sounds? Were there microphones hidden somewhere? Speakers beneath the stage?
Then in 2005, I had the privilege of taking a masterclass with Rome Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, who frequently utilizes throat-singing. Ken has an incredibly unique compositional voice, and turned out to be a pretty cool guy, too.
Normally, I post blogs that are designed to be instructional, or at least pedagogically introspective. Today, I write simply because I'm inspired.
Singer Lalah Hathaway performed "Something" with the band Snarky Puppy in a live studio session. I could go on forever telling you why this is amazing, but I think great music speaks for itself. And if you're short on time, skip to about 5:30 in. You won't regret it.