Morin Khuur - Horse Headed Fiddle
Morin Khuur - The horse headed fiddle is Mongolian traditional musical instrument. The Morin Khuur produces sounds described as expansive and unrestrained, both soulful and haunting, like a wild horse neighing or a breeze across the grasslands. It has played a central role in expanding on the roots of nomadic herding practices and narratives as well as serving the translation of Mongolian mythologies and Secret histories into song for many centuries.
Mongolian and Kazakh artists play wonderful songs with their national instruments
The morin khuur body and neck are carved from wood. The top of the neck is made in the form of a horse's head, which gives the instrument its name. It is played with a bow made from the willow, traditionally stringed with horsetail hair coated with cedar wood resin. Modern professional horse-head fiddles use a bow made with synthetic strings. In 2008, it was officially inscribed by UNESCO as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage.
During the tour, all of our clients, do attend in Mongolian traditional concert and really enjoys with all performances included Morin Khuur musical instrument playing.
Interesting Facts About Mongolian Morin Khuur, The Horse-headed Fiddle
When you travel to Mongolia, the Mongolian folk culture will always impress you. One of the most unique musical instruments, The Horse-headed Fiddle, called in Morin Khuur in Mongolian language, take a big place in Mongolian music, dance, celebration, even in visual art. This traditional music instrument has only two strings but can make all kind of melodies to tune. Take your time and see the five interesting facts about Morin Khuur.