Mongolian long song: Music on horseback
2017-09-14 09:32:00


The Urtiin duu, also known as the long song, is one of the most important forms of Mongolian music.

It's closely related to the Mongolian nomads' way of life. It’s performed at weddings, births, horse races and other important social events.

The long song is mainly performed in both China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Mongolia, and is in the 2008 addition to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram