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Title Morin Khuur: The Soul Of The Mongolian Horseman / Director: Segur, Benoit
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 min. 43 sec.) ; 314443634 bytes
Summary In the Mongolian steppes, a family of horse herders welcome four city children into their home for several months.The children will learn the ancient morin khuur, an ancestral fiddle that features a carved horse-head and is said to sing into the hearts of animals and people. Omba, a wise old musician, teaches them this magical instrument, said to have healing powers.The fiddle sounds are inspired by the landscape and the animals of the windswept Mongolian steppes, mimicking a wild horse neighing, the movement of a camel or conveying the birth of a river.Back in their hometown, the children continue playing this fiddle of the past, assuring the continuation of this great custom into the future of this rapidly changing society.PRODUCTION DETAILS: A film by Benoit Segur for ZED
Event Broadcast 2011-07-17 at 16:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Folk music -- Instruction and study.
Herders -- Social life and customs.
Horses -- Folklore.
Morin huur music.
Morin huur.
Form Streaming video
Author Bandey, Paul, cast
Segur, Benoit, director