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BEFORE THEY - Kazakh. Meet The Tsaatan Nomads In Mongolia. Tsaatan people are reindeer herders and live in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia.

Meet The Tsaatan Nomads In Mongolia

Originally from across the border in what is now the Tuva Republic of Russia, the Tsaatan are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. They survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic Ulaan taïga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. The reindeer and the Tsaatan people are dependent on one another.

Some Tsaatan say that if the reindeers disappear, so too will their culture. Reindeers provide them with milk, cheese, meat, and transportation. As the reindeer populations shrink, only about 40 families continue the tradition today. More info: Tsaatan people move from one place to another without establishing any permanent settlements during the year Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers A residential group consisting of several families is called “olal-lal” (meaning “them” in the Tsaatan language). Mongolia (Documentary) I Have Seen the Earth Change. China Fences In Its Nomads, and an Ancient Life Withers. Photo MADOI, China — If modern material comforts are the measure of success, then Gere, a 59-year-old former yak-and-sheep herder in China’s western Qinghai Province, should be a happy man.

China Fences In Its Nomads, and an Ancient Life Withers

In the two years since the Chinese government forced him to sell his livestock and move into a squat concrete house here on the windswept Tibetan plateau, Gere and his family have acquired a washing machine, a refrigerator and a color television that beams Mandarin-language historical dramas into their whitewashed living room. But Gere, who like many Tibetans uses a single name, is filled with regret. Like hundreds of thousands of pastoralists across who have been relocated into bleak townships over the past decade, he is jobless, deeply indebted and dependent on shrinking government subsidies to buy the milk, meat and wool he once obtained from his flocks. “We don’t go hungry, but we have lost the life that our ancestors practiced for thousands of years,” he said. Teenage 'Eagle Huntress' Overturns 2,000 Years Of Male Tradition : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture.

A still image from the documentary The Eagle Huntress.

Teenage 'Eagle Huntress' Overturns 2,000 Years Of Male Tradition : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

The film follows teenager Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the first female in a traditionally male role, as she trains a golden-eagle chick to hunt in Mongolia. Asher Svidensky/Kissaki Films hide caption toggle caption Asher Svidensky/Kissaki Films. The Filmmakers And Subjects of "The Eagle Huntress" Discuss The Documentary. Inside the Rugged Lives of Mongolia’s Nomads. A 13 year old eagle huntress in Mongolia.

The Eagle Huntress Featurette - Documentary (2016) The Eagle Huntress Pictures 2 clicks. Dukha Reindeer people of Mongolia. Through his photos of the nomadic Dukha people in northern Mongolia, photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar-Afkhami gives us an unprecedented look into the everyday lives of a people that rely on herds of migrating reindeer for their day-to-day existence.

Dukha Reindeer people of Mongolia

The Dukha people domesticate reindeer, riding them, breeding them and using them for milk, cheese and fur. Unfortunately, their way of life is dying out as both their populations and the sizes of the reindeer herds diminish. Estimates of the Dukha population range between 200 and 400 individuals. Today, their primary source of income is the tourists that come to buy their crafts and ride their reindeer. With a Ph. More info: (h/t: mymodernmet) Photos Of Mongolian Tribe Show Deep Bond With Animals. The Dukha tribe from Mongolia are one of the few remaining “lost” tribes that have completely escaped the realities of the modern world.

Photos Of Mongolian Tribe Show Deep Bond With Animals

They are best known as reindeer herders, but their connection with the animal world goes beyond reindeer. The magical photographs were taken by Hamid Sardar Afkhami who travelled to Khovsgol, Mongolia to photograph one of the few Dukha families that remain. reports: Mongolia's Nomads. Tuvan Throat Singing. Fabulous horse in Mongolia. Chukchi shaman - Siberia. Mongolian Throat Singing-Batzorig Vaanchig.

Khusugtun Batzorig Chinggis khaan. Mongolian Morin khuur and dombra. Morin khuur. The morin khuur (Mongolian: морин хуур), also known as horsehead fiddle, is a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument.

Morin khuur

It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. The morin khuur is one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity identified by UNESCO. Name[edit] The full Classical Mongolian name for the morin khuur is morin toloγai tai quγur, ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠲᠣᠯᠣᠭᠠᠢ ᠲᠠᠢ ᠬᠣᠭᠣᠷ, (which in modern Khalkh cyrillic is Морин толгойтой хуур) meaning fiddle with a horse's head. Usually it is abbreviated as "Морин хуур", "ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠬᠣᠭᠣᠷ", Latin transcription "Morin huur". Construction[edit] The instrument consists of a trapezoid wooden-framed sound box to which two strings are attached. The bow is loosely strung with horse hair coated with larch or cedar wood resin, and is held from underneath with the right hand.

Morin khuur vary in form depending on region. Origin[edit] Playing technique[edit] Mongolian traditional music instruments. Xiger Xiger - Hanggai (Inner Mongolia -Sept. 2013) Hanggai - Four Seasons, give it 2 minutes +, seriously. Traditional music of the Tsuur. Karakorum. This article is about the city in Mongolia.


For the mountain range in Pakistan, China and India, see Karakoram. The Silver Tree of Karakorum. 18th-century Dutch imagination. Green glazed roof tile from a 64 pillar 13th century palace Another 13th century Stone Turtle at the North Gate 13th century brick-producing kiln in Karakorum. Traditional Instruments and Music of the Mongolia people - text in English. The traditional Mongolian Folk music is influenced by the large variety of tribes, having been united for the first time in the 13th century under the rule of Genghis Khan with Turkish tribes in order to establish the Mongolian people.

Traditional Instruments and Music of the Mongolia people - text in English

The nomad shepherds in Mongolia, like other nomads in Central Asia, use to play string and wind instruments. Percussion instruments, though, were only played in connection with Shamanism and Buddhism, the origins of which can be found in Tibetan Lamaism, as well as with the "Tsam dance", which was performed in Mongolia for the first time in the 8th century. - khuuchir - yoochin - yatga - Vocal music - Urtyin duu (long song) - melismatic and richly ornamented, with a slow tempo, long melodic lines, wide intervals and no fixed rhythm. It is sung in verses, without a regular refrain and with a full voice in the highest register. There are three categories of long songs - Bogin duu (short song) - strophic, syllabic, rhythmically tied, sung without ornaments. Hongor playing the Horse Head fiddle (Morin Khuur) History of the Karakalpak Yurt. Contents.

History of the Karakalpak Yurt

Khusugtun - Mongolian music in London - BBC Proms 2011 Human Planet.