Mongolia

2008/12/30

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The area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Rouran, the Xianbei, the Gökturks, and others. The Mongol Empire was founded by Gengis Khan in 1206.Today approximately 30% of the country’s 2.9 million people are nomadic or semi-nomadic.

Mongolia has a very old musical tradition. Key traditional elements are throat-singing, the Morin Khuur (horse head fiddle) and other string instruments, and several types of songs. Mongolian melodies are typically characterized by pentatonic harmonies and long end notes.

In the 20th century, western style classical music has been introduced, and mixed with traditional elements by some composers. The songs i present here is very dubstep/electronic orientated blended with traditionally mongolian folk music.

Cosmik Connection – Ulaan Baator Dub from the album “IOT: Mongolian Expedisound”

Midilink – Mongoliak from the album “IOT: Mongolian Expedisound”

Atomik Dog – Nomadic Child from the album “IOT: Mongolian Expedisound”

Arok – Steppe In from the album “IOT: Mongolian Expedisound”

Otisto 23 – Mongol Step from the album “IOT: Mongolian Expedisound”

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One Response to “Mongolia”

  1. Beautiful. You can check out Huun-Huur-Tu. They are not Mongolian but are very influenced:

    http://deadpandas.blogspot.com/search/label/-HUUN-HUUR-TU%20-%20IF%20I%27D%20BEEN%20BORN%20AN%20EAGLE

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