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Morin Khuur Past and Present

Morin Khuur Past and Present
  1. Author: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
  2. Number of episodes: 1
  3. Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc

Podcast Description:

Podcast recording of a lecture demonstration on the Morin Khuur or Mongolian horse-headed fiddle. Tsend Batchuluun lectures on the Morin Khuur past and present and his student Gantukga Urtnasan demonstrates by playing the instrument. The Morin Khuur is the most important musical instrument of the Mongolian people and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. When Mongolians were entirely a nomadic nation, the horse was their only means of transportation, as well as ‘man’s best friend.’

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Morin Khuur Past and Present

  Name Time Artist/Performer Release Date Description Author Language  
1.Morin Khuur Past and Present00:09:25IAUNRC4/28/2010The Morin Khuur is the most important musical instrument of the Mongolian people and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. When Mongolians were entirely a nomadic nation, the horse was their only means of transportation, as well as ‘man’s best friend.’ Many songs and poems were written about the horse. So central was the horse to Mongolian culture and tradition, that the head of the horse was placed on top of the principal musical instrument. Mongolian performance art (song, dance, draInner Asian and Uralic National Resource CenterEnglishDownload