Hi, does anyone recognise this song? I have been trying to identify it for years but sadly don't speak mongolian. Any help would be greatly appreciated I am looking to find the artist and name of this song. Any help would be appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less
The Mongolian band Altan Urag combines Mongolian folk music with rock and roll. The band talked to Asia Analysis after one of their high energy performances at Music Matters 2010. Joining the band was Alex Molyneux, President & CEO of SouthGobi Energy Resources. Our interview ranges from the band's ...
Traces of Empire Linguistic and cultural contacts across Central and Inner Asia A one-day postgraduate symposium at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds Monday 7th June 2010
Keynote address: Alexander Morrison (University of Liverpool) “Cossacks, Kazakhs, Camels and Kreposti: the Russian conquest of the Steppe, 1839-1865”
Other speakers include Lucy Rees (University of Leeds) Mark Dickens (University of Cambridge) Saida Daukeyeva (SOAS) Nourmamadcho Nourmamadchoev (SOAS) Paul Wordsworth and Gaigysyz Jorayev (Institute of Archaeology, UCL) Geoff Humble (University of Leeds) Sevket Akyildiz (SOAS)
Registration is free: please contact Lucy Rees email@example.com Geoff Humble firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Hello Mongolian song lovers!Norovbanzad Namjil(Mongolian: Намжилын Норовбанзад) was a Mongolian singer of the traditional long song. Norovbanzad grew up in a herder family. In the late 1990s, she helped to introduce the Mongolian long song to the world. ... ... See MoreSee Less
She's Mongolian young pop singer, but she can sing traditional song very beautifully! Her name is SERCHMAAI think that's the title of the song... it's performed by Serchmaa at the 2004 Tsagaan Sar celebration in Ovor Mongol. She's so pretty! ... See MoreSee Less
Sain bainuu? Hello everyone! Welcome to Mongolian music world! I am happy that Mongolian brought us together! Wish you all best luck and am sending Mongolian greetings from Finland! ... See MoreSee Less
Hi I have a friend who has some record in Finland, I can get for you, when you travel to Finland, or I travel to Holland. Which city are you from? I have good friends in Amsterdam, and been a few cities in Holland. I like Maastricht and Kokenholf Tulips garden.
Hello, I am from The Hague and often I go to Amsterdam.It will be too difficult for me to travel to Finland.Only once I was near Helsinki, only one day for work... I never have been in Mongolia, but I want to visit.....I have to go there I think! I hope soon.To stay there for two months or something and also I realy love the music and it is nearly the only music Im listening.
Greetings from Holland
Wow very impressive! I was blamed not to know some famous western singers and songs by my western friends. They always are so surprised that why I donot know so many popular songs, and I told them that I do not have time for them, only for my Mongolian music. They do not understand me. Now you do the same, sounds so cool! wow! The Hague, I was there last May, and then I went to tulips garden later on. Was a beautiful trip! Good luck! Share some music idea sometimes!
I got some more music of Altan Urag !!!....... I cannot understand that there are nearly no peoples here in Holland how know about them....
Same problem here in Belgium :/.
But you guys are awesome, for me, Mongolian music and language is the best! 🙂 You know the music, and it is great!
Merry Christmas and New Year to everyone!
Thank you!!! Merry Christmas to you too, and a Happy New Year. Yes it is.... the Mongolian music is the best!!!! And I am very very happy that I know this music. As I told, it is the only music which I am listening :). But the language is a little bit too dificult for me I think..... 🙂 May be once I can learn something of your language.
Greetings from Holland.
i love mongolian national musical instrument called "Horse feddle instrument" Morin khuur. with only 2 strings but will feel the mongolian land, mountain, gobi, horse, the people and their heart etc...
Wow, it's been a while since I've checked this group, so I've only just read your post. Tavan Khasag is also a song that I'm interested in, and I'm planning to listen to it with the intention of writing down its lyrics. If I'm satisfied with what I have, I'll send it to you.
Meanwhile, I know one version starts like this:
Hotoor, hotoor honiig ni abaya
Hund ni ulaan hutsiig ni ogoyo
Buhniig deeremdsen Taban Khasag
hi! I'm spanish living in Hohhot, teaching English and studying Chinese and Mongolian. Nice to meet you all! 你好！我是西班牙人住在呼市两年多了一边当英语外教一边学习汉语和蒙语而喜欢交新的朋友。很高兴认识你们！我带了呼市很长时间但是我去过很少旅游的地方，要是你们知道一些好玩儿，好参观的地方请告诉我吧给我发信息谢谢！！ ... See MoreSee Less
I am a graduate student at The Ohio State University putting together several entries on Mongolian-American folklife for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore (Greenwood Press, 2010). I am currently seeking interviewees to discuss their experiences. Contributions will be acknowledged in the publication.
I would appreciate any response to this interview, either by email or by phone. Below are the instructions for interviewees. Please distribute this interview to anyone you think would be interested in contributing.
Also, Greenwood Press is still looking for writers for several entries on Mongolian American culture. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Jonathan Lee at email@example.com .
Thank you for your time and effort.
Sincerely, Anne Henochowicz Skype: murasakint MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please answer the interview questions to the best of your ability. Feel free to say as much as you like on any given topic. If I have made a mistake or you have a suggestion for questions, please let me know. If you would rather write about the topics of the entries than answer my questions, go ahead! If you would prefer a phone interview, I would be happy to arrange one.
The interview questions will be used in the following encyclopedia entries:
1. Mongolian American Family and Community 2. Children and Folk Song in Mongolian America 3. Festivals and Holidays Mongolian America 4. Folk Dance and Performance in Mongolian America 5. Mongolian American Home Decoration 6. Mongolian American Names and Naming
Introduction: - What is your full name? - Where in the U.S. do you currently live? - What is your profession?
Family: - Why did you come to the U.S.? - How long have you been in the U.S.? - Do you intend to stay in America, or return to Mongolia? When and why? - Where do your other family members live? Have they been to the U.S.? If not, when do you see them? What do they think of you being here? - Is your spouse or significant other Mongolian? If not, how do you as a couple negotiate your different backgrounds (ex. language, religion, etc.)? - In what ways is your family traditional? In what ways is it modern? - In what ways is your family American? In what ways is it Mongolian? - Please talk about how your family interacts. Are you very close, or more independent? If you are a parent, do you guide your children in choosing careers and getting married, or you to let them decide on their own? Do you live with your extended family--aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.?
Community: - How large is the Mongolian community where you live? - How did you meet other Mongols in your area? - How do you work together as a community? Would you describe it as formal or informal? What kinds of events and projects does the community engage in? - How engaged are you with the Mongolian community? In what ways? - Are their any organizations, such as charities, temples, and schools, founded and run by your community? Please describe.
Children: 1. If you are a parent: - What do you do to raise your children with Mongolian culture and values? - Do you speak Mongolian with your children? How well do your children speak Mongolian? - What customs or traditions do you practice specifically with your children in mind? - Do you send your children to a Mongolian school? If so, what do they learn there? - What is your children's attitude towards being Mongolian American?
2. If you are a child: - Do you speak Mongolian with your parents? How much? How good would you say your Mongolian is? - Do you listen to pop music from Mongolia, watch movies from Mongolia, etc.? What about Mongolian American music and movies? - How connected do you feel to your heritage? Why? - To what extent do you feel you are an American? A Mongol?
Folk Song: - What kind of music do you sing? For example, lullabies and children's songs, songs while you do household chores, songs for religious rituals, etc. - What kind of music do you listen to? Please name particular bands and artists, where they are from, what they sound like, and why you listen to them. - Do you play any musical instruments? If so, which, and why? - Do you know of any Mongolian American musicians? Please name them and discuss their music briefly.
Festivals and Holidays: - Are you religious? What is your faith? - How do you practice your faith at home? Rituals, everyday prayers, holidays, etc. - How do you practice your faith in the community? Do you go to a temple, church, mosque, etc.? Is the temple Mongolian, predominantly of another heritage or of mixed heritage? Please describe briefly. - Has your faith changed in any way since coming to America? If so, how?
Folk Dance and Performance: - Do you or your family practice any traditional dances, storytelling, or other arts, either at home or in the community? Please describe. - What kinds of traditional and modern Mongol performances are put on in your community? - Are Mongolian American dance and performance different from Mongolia? If so, how? - Do you watch Mongolian TV? If so, how? Do you know of any Mongolian programs or channels produced in the U.S.?
Home Decoration: - How do you furnish your home? Describe the furniture and decor. - How is your home different from back in Mongolia? How is it the same?
Names and Naming: - Did you change your name when you came to America? Please describe. - Do you and your family have a surname? How, when, and why did your family choose that surname? - What kinds of names have you given your children? Are they Mongolian? Tibetan? English? How did you choose your children's names?
Photos and Contacts: - If you have photos, drawings, or other artwork that would complement the encyclopedia entries, please let me know if you would be interested in submitting them to the publisher. - If you know of a person or organization I should talk to about these topics, please let me know.
I believe there is a great power in Mongolian music. It has the influencing energy as if realisation comes from the melody of steppe wind, spirit of horses, brave of wolves and harmony of nomads and nature - it all make stronger for me once I have spents times in touch with life of real Mongolian nomads.In middle of mountains, I only enjoyed singing and joy of my sheeps who fell in love with the melodies of me and nature alike:) Only music carries on the features of these affections to me nowadays. I can't imagine myself without any of Mongolian tunes in my mind. It encourages me on exams, cheers me up when I am down, stregnthen me when I am alert, and endures me when I need help. I do appreciate modern bands and singer who keep on our unique talent of music both as its original and mosaic of modern addition into it. So, here we may discuss about how powerful Mongolian music is to you. Of course your taste varies with significant magnidute and that is what more interesting to this discussion. ... See MoreSee Less
There's no easy way to describe this. Traditional Mongol music has really become a part of my identity. I just get so much joy and energy out of listening to our music. Mongol hogjmiin ene saikhan ov ulamjlalaaraa baharhahgui baihiin argagui l dee.
Some people says, all Mongolian songs are about Mom, Land and Love. That is true, but do not forget Mongolian traditional culture, They singing almost similar topic, that is not mean Mongolians did not try to find other topics ... See MoreSee Less
Chinzorig, you're incorrect! if you go to CD shop or something you will find that there're whole alot to listen. Im saying if you want good music then do some research. After all, not every artist wants to be a star. So, if you just hear what plays on Radio or TV, then you will hear only one side of the story. ... See MoreSee Less
I love Mongolian music. BUT I have a very critical view of some of our "rock/pop" stars. There are two basic issues:
1. Most of our "rock/pop stars" are not doing anything new. It is the same old stuff over and over again, and it is getting boring. Let's pump new vigor and spirit into our music. "Zohioliin duu" is the extreme example of this. I used to like the old school "zohioliin duu," but now it is just getting ridiculous. All the "new" songs sound so much alike.
2. When you write new music, some other music will probably influence it. That's why it is said that rock'n'roll is theft. But that does not mean that we can outright steal somebody's music. I think people like Bold should start being creative and stop stealing. ... See MoreSee Less
Bold steals his music?? That's sad... I thought music theft was mostly limited to rap in Mongolia. What exactly is considered zohioliin duu by the way?
I am more or less willing to listen to any music produced in Mongolia nowadays just because I like the sound of our language in songs, haha. It's sort of sad that so many new songs are stolen though because Mongolians have a lot of unique musical talents that they could play up on... our traditional music offers so much for musicians to work off of, like khoomii or morin khuur. There's also a lot of variety among the different groups of Mongols too that could be used to influence new music, like all the different folk songs from the Buryat, Kalmyk, and Ovor Mongols. I don't mind that Mongolians are exploring all the other styles of music like rock and roll, rap, and R&B, but it'd be nice if they also allowed more of the traditional Mongolian music to affect their work as well.
I think that over time though, Mongolian musicians will naturally find a unique style that is all their own. Right now they just need to try out all the different options they have available to them, but once they find stuff they like they'll work on making it different and better :D.
Everything starts from education. Artists bite because that's what sells. Too many people just want to hear some party/love or violent music. So, you cannot really blame the artists, well they're not really artists in a way, they are just CLOWNS, trying to please people instead of singing from inside.
had it not been for "plagiarism", people wouldn't come across some of the finer things that music has to offer in the first place! hugjim hurteemjeeree...(humsug zangidan medemhiirev...)
But we have to draw a line between being influenced by other types of music, and outright plagiarism. For example, I don't have any problem with the little guitar solo in "Yagaad" by Otgoo playing the same notes as the sitar in Strawberry Fields. That's not plagiarism. But Bold just outright copies other people's music, note to note, instrument to instrument.
We lack "finer things that music has to offer," as you say it. In other words, we are not creative enough. We're just playing the same old stuff over and over again. I agree with that. But plagiarism will NOT lead to creativity. We should be influenced to by other types of music, not copy.
PS: I don't have anything personal against Bold. I mean, my uncle works for him and everything. I just think that what he's doing will hurt, rather than help, the revival of Mongolian music.
We will do so much better if musicians wrote what they GENUINELY like, rather than trying to write to people's tastes. The problem is when a jazz musician in Mongolia, for example, wants to write a jazz piece, he thinks that nobody will listen to it (since almost nobody listens to jazz), so worries too much about what other people will think of his music, and writes BS. The musicians who are true to their music are the minority.
So musicians: Please write from your heart. Don't worry about what other people will think of your music.
Yes, I agree with you, Batah. Most musicians worry too much about whether their music will sell, they forget about writing good music.
nothing sells if nobody buys. and nobody buys into something he otherwise knows. bold might not be my favorite artist, but i'm sure others would be glad to have him. so really in the end nothing comes from nothing, even "plagiarism" is what helps define "creativity".
then again, you have a great idea and i hope you get on with it. it's just that i came across a box full of bold's discs - really need to sell them before long...
p.s.: for half of what it's worth! anyone?
Thanks to Youtube, I've noticed that "bubblegum pop"-style music really sounds the same everywhere in the world, for example the Mongolian group Kiwi. Not to say it's bad music necessarily, but pop has a tradition of having that superficial, generic sound. I'm personally influenced by traditional Mongolian/Tuvan music, though so far it hasn't really come through in my music. I'm thinking of writing song lyrics for a track in Mongolian within the next few months, and I really want to learn throat singing.
For anyone interested, that likes extreme metal, my music page is: www.myspace.com/chaoswomb
I like pretty much all kinds of music as long as they are good. But I particularly enjoy classical, jazz, blues, and mongolian traditional music. Here I wanna make a comment/suggestion;
There is not really jazz music/musicians in mongolia. It would be great if jazz music and forming jazz bands are promoted in mongolia. we do not have a single jazz band (here I mean an instrumental band, not just A singer trying to sing in a jazz-like style) in mongolia while there are tons of good music already written for jazz bands if we were just able to hear them played live in Ulaanbaatar. I think it will also help the current stagnant situation in music in mongolia (In my opinion, the current mongolian music is lacking creativity and new sustance). So, if you guys enjoy jazz music and interested in promoting jazz in mongolia. THAT WILL BE GREAT!!!:)))))))))))))))))))
The other discussion topic was about this, but never mind. Yes, there are hardly any jazz bands. There aren't any classic rock, rock'n'roll bands either. I think that's because the vast majority of our people don't usually listen to jazz or classic rock. I had the impression that the oldies like the Beatles, Bee Gees, and ABBA were popular, but I guess I'm wrong.
I think the solution is to make more jazz and classic rock music. Only if our musicians played good jazz, then our people will get into it.
Jazz, Hiphop and other many styles of music are originated from African Americans. It's their speech, little freedom, words, peace, etc., So, if someone really understands and knows about the origins of the music then he/she should like every kind of music. Surely, commercial Rap is garbage, but I love Hiphop.