A festival featuring Tuvan music, entitled "Kyzyl-Moscow", will be held in the Russian capital on December 29 and 30, 2004. Over the two day festival Muscovites can get acquainted with the young Tuvan folk groups Olchei, Changy-Khaaya, and Alash. The latter two are already well known both in Tuva and abroad as they are both winners of the Khoomei Festival in Kyzyl, "Ustuu-Khuree" in Chadan, and the "Sayan Ring" in Krasnoyarsk.
A new English-Tuvan Phrasebook has come recently out, as it was reported to tuva-online by Steve Sklaire. Its author is Aldynai Seden-Khuurak, an English teacher. As he confirms: "This is definitely better than anything else I've seen. It's about 175 pages, including map, bibliography, etc. If you ever needed to say, "musk gland" or count to a billion in Tuvan, this is definitely the book for you. It's also a perfect gift for your favorite Tuvaphiles/Khoo-maniacs. You can order copies from the new Khoomei.com store at http://khoomei.com/store.htm