morin khuur

Mongolian music is world-class.  Unlike much of the rest of Asia, it isn’t tacky or boring (though modern Mongolian pop can be hit-or-miss). But the traditional music is evocative and beautiful, reminiscent of the open steppe.  My favorite instrument (in an almost cliche way) is the morin khuur.   I haven’t yet seen them, but the Morin Khuur Ensemble is supposed to be one of the best live performances in town.

A peek.


1 Response to “morin khuur”

  1. 1 Wuryati October 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Sounds awesome! Bring me back a CD?

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