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Performance of the Mongolian epic of Jangar. ©UNESCO 2010
Performance of the Mongolian epic of Jangar

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The Mongolian epic of Jangar is recounted and sung by a Jangarchi or epic singer during public events such as weddings and the Naadam festival and accompanied by instrumentation such as the horse-head fiddle, lute and spike fiddle. Each epic singer has his own distinctive style of singing: softer, more guttural, calmly, or animatedly. The epic cycle consists of around seventy episodes, each of seven to eight hundred lines, telling of gifted and courageous heroes, and interconnected with stories of King Jangar.

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Place/region Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2010 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Tudev Bayasgalan, director ; Balchig Katuu, director.
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Rights/Droits: Balchig Katuu; Tudev Bayasgalan

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