Kongar-ool Ondar, or Kongar-ol Ondar (March 29, 1962 - July 25, 2013) was a Russian folk musician, best known as a throat-singer from Tuva, Russia.
Kongar-ool Ondar and Zappa
On 8 January 1993 he attended a soirée at Zappa's home, in the presence of another Tuvan throat-singing group, Huun-Huur-Tu. This performance was filmed by a BBC camera crew making the documentary BBC Television Tribute (later rebroadcast in the U.S. as the A&E Biography).
Kongar-ool Ondar is believed by some Zappa fans to be an uncredited singer on the track Dio Fa from his album Civilization Phaze III (1993). Zappa later produced Huun-Huur-Tu's album Dance Me This (2015), on which Kongar-ool Ondar performed again.
In 2013 Ondar died during a brain surgery operation.