Mongolian rock band the ‘Hu’ will return home from their North American tour on 15 December. The band has been touring in Europe and North America since 11 September.
As we reported, last week the ‘Hu’ was awarded the Order of Chinggis Khaan, the highest state award conferred for distinguished citizens of special merit. The award was presented to B.Dashdondog, the band’s producer on 27 November.
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, by their producer B.Dashdondog, along with the members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. The ‘Hu’ combines Rock Music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throating singing and the bombastic bass and drums of rock. The band’s name, the ‘Hu’, is the Mongolian root word for human being. They call their style “Hunnu Rock”, inspired by the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire, known as the Huns in western culture. Some of the band’s lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry.