Art & Culture
Mongolia’s largest dombor weighs 100 kg
Dombor (stringed instrument resembling a lute) is national musical instrument of Kazakh people.
E.Enkhtur: It was a calling for us to make the song
Leader of the Mongolian band FREEZONE, foremost cultural worker of Mongolia E.Enkhtur created a song named ‘To Live or Not To Live’ to demonstrate Mongolians’ call for joint efforts against the novel coronavirus spreading across the globe. Around 40 people from various walks of life starred in the song’s music video dropping soon.
Chinggis Khaan Museum to open by July 2021, Naadam Festival
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In April, 2019, the Government of Mongolia made a decision to establish Chinggis Khaan Heritage and Cultural Institute responsible for promoting the legacy of Chinggis Khaan and his role in the history of Mongolia and the world, as well as for historical records and research of the XIII century.
Shows of ‘The Hu’ in Japan postponed
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Hu, Mongolian hunnu rock band, postponed its concert ‘The Gereg Tour Japan 2020,’ which was to be held at ‘Shinjuku BLAZE’ entertainment center in Tokyo on March 12 and ‘Umeda Club Quattro’ Club on March 13.
Audiobook version of ‘The Secret History of the Mongols’ donated to U.S Library of Congress
Journalist and broadcaster G.Oyunbat has published an audiobook of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’, which is considered as not only a chronicle for the Mongol Empire, but also invaluable literary heritage, and donated it to the U.S. Library of Congress.
Great Mongolian Script exhibition opens in Russia
On March 3, ‘Great Mongolian Script’ calligraphy exhibition of works by Mongolian and Buryat artists as well as Mongolians studying in Moscow and Saint Petersburg opened at Moscow House of Nationalities.
Dundgobi aimag schedules its largest tourism event for August and September
Dundgobi aimag has decided to hold its biggest tourism event ‘Gobi Desert close to the Town’ at three venues, namely, Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Ongi Monastery, and Tsagaan Suvarga in August and September.
Mongolian artists win first place at ice festival
Mongolian sculptors participated in the ‘Olkhon Ice Fest’ cultural and sports festival, held on February 16-24 on the ice of Lake Baikal, Russia.
The Hu nominated for Heavy Music Awards 2020
Mongolian hunnu rock band ‘The Hu’ became one of the finalists for the fourth annual Heavy Music Awards. The band was nominated for ‘Best International Breakthrough Band’.
The Hu makes theme song for Star Wars game
Mongolian hunnu rock band The HU has made a song in a fictional ‘alien’ language for the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order action-adventure game.
Ulaanbaatar mayor meets the best national cultural heritage bearer of 2019
Ulaanbaatar authorities led by Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan on February 18 met with A.Baldandorj, who had been awarded Mongolia’s Best Cultural Heritage Bearer of the year of 2019 on the same day.
Mongolian circus artists conclude 5-year contract to tour Europe
Artists of ‘NOMADE’ concert that organized by ‘Angels’ modern circus came back to their home land on February 12, completing their 2-month performance on the stage of world-famous French circus ‘Cirque Phénix’ and tour concerts in nine cities of France as well as Geneva, Switzerland.
‘The Decoding’ exhibition by three young artists on display
The UB Art Gallery and Norphei Art Gallery of Mongolia are jointly organizing an exhibition titled ‘The Decoding’, presenting three young, talented artists Ts.Solongo, E.Sunderiya and Sh.Sukhbat.
A.Baldandorj awarded Best Intangible Cultural Heritage Bearer of 2019
On February 18, Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh presented a certificate of the Best Intangible Cultural Heritage Bearer of 2019 and a cash prize of MNT 30 million to epic teller Baldandorj Avirmed.
Mongolian writers’ works published in French journal
Every year, Editions Jentayu releases a special issue dedicated to the literature of a given Asian country. In January 2020, Editions Jentayu, in cooperation with the Mongolian Academy of Culture and Poetry, has released its first-ever special issue on Mongolia.
Exhibition opens at Berlin’s animal anatomy theater
Special exhibition ‘Acting animals: Parasitology between ecology and economy’ was opened at Animal Anatomy Theater of the Humboldt University in Berlin on February 6.
Exhibition ‘Mongolia is far and near’ opens
On February 5, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Russian-Mongolian Integrated Biological Expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia, the exhibition ‘Mongolia is far and near’ was opened at the State Darwin Museum. The organizers are the State Darwin Museum and the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Gobi-Ugtaal soum promotes practice of making airag in khokhuur in 2020
Gobi-Ugtaal soum of Dundgobi aimag called for its herders to make airag in khokhuur (cowhide vessel) and encouraged businesses engaged in the production and preparation of khokhuur and hides in 2019.
Mongolia participates in Asia Destination Film Forum in Bangkok
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. His Excellency Mr. Tserenbat Namsrai, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia led the Mongolian delegation to the 2nd Asia Destination Film Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand on 30 January 2020.
Mongol Ecology Center: Children tend to care more about the nature and environment than adults