Oktavist is a Russian term that has only recently become globally known. The simplest definition of oktavists, according to Okatvism.com, is "basses who sing down to contra B flat and lower in a choral setting." An oktavist is also commonly grouped into the basso profondo category, the type of bass voice with the lowest vocal range.
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