Thursday, August 06, 2015

Check out ‘Moorin Hoor’ unique sound at Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival

KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) from Aug 7 to 9 will feature an exotic Mongolian musical instrument ‘Moorin Hoor’ or horse fiddle.

Enkh Jargal Dandarvaanchig, also known as Epi, will introduce to the festival a mysterious yet exotic musical instrument from the Mongolian Steppe of Central Asia.

Epi grew up in a small village near the Russian border and is deeply rooted in his ancestral nomadic way of life and studied ‘Moorin Hoor’ for two years at the Music-Conservatorium of Ulaanbaatar.

The Mongolian artist is persistent in maintaining the cultural heritage of his people keeping the traditional Mongolian music traditions alive both in his home country and overseas.

In 1993, Epi went to Germany where he met musician Rüdiger Oppermann with whom he worked and travelled to European countries and the USA.

Having a musical talent adapting between different musical styles to assimilate his music to the modern one, Epi has an album called ‘Hoirr Öngö’ (between two worlds).