On February 25, at the theater Cucinelli of Solomeo, the ensemble Khukh Mongol will perform in a show on the music and dances of Mongolia. The event was organized as part of a collaboration between the Foundation Brunello and Federica Cucinelli, the Embassy of Mongolia in Rome SE Mr. O. Shijeekhuu Odonbaatar and the Consulate of Mongolia in Toscana, Consul Mr Piero Bardazzi. This collaboration will lead to May at the Teatro dell’Opera in Ulan Bator’s work “Livietta and Tracollo”. The show will be expected to Cucinelli a rare chance to learn about some aspects of Mongolian musical culture, that this extraordinary ensemble, led by Dashtseren Erdenebold, is spreading around the world, through the harmonic singing “khoomi” and various forms of traditional dance. The Khukh Mongol were formed in the second half of the nineties and are composed of professional musicians who play traditional instruments of their country. Among them we can mention the “Morin Khuur” (two-stringed violin da gamba, also called horse head fiddle), the “Yochin” (Psalter of Chinese origin), the “Limbe” (traditional flute), lutes in two strings “Tovshuur and Doombor”, the “Bombor” (drum), the “Shudraga” (three-stringed lute), the “Khuur” (a great violin like a double bass). As for the techniques and styles of singing, the Khukh Mongol present overtone singing “Khoomi”, while the dances that will be performed during the performance are the “Tsam” (traditionally masked dance performed in religious contexts) and “Bijelgee”, the traditional dance of the puppets.
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