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Looking back and paying tribute to the amazing Mongolian folk metal band, The HU

From Wikipedia: The Hu (stylized as The HU) is a Mongolian folk metal band formed in 2016. Incorporating traditional Mongolian instrumentation, including the morin khuur, the tovshuur, and throat singing, the band calls their style of music "hunnu rock", a term inspired by the Xiongnu, an ancient tribal confederation of uncertain origins, known as Hünnü in Mongolia. Some of the band's lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry in the Mongolian language”.

On 27 November 2019, the Hu received the highest state award in Mongolia, the Order of Genghis Khan, for promoting Mongolian culture around the world.

On November 25th, 2022, The globally acclaimed Mongolian act The HU band, was first-ever Rock/Metal group to receive the prestigious, UNESCO “Artist for Peace Designation” in ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris France.

I have had the pleasure of covering The HU band on four separate occasions, in four different venues ranging in size from 700 capacity to 20,000 capacity. The first two times I saw them, I described their stage presence as reserved. Being new to the US and with little knowledge of the English language, they concentrated on their exceptional music skills. But it was the third time when they toured with Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and Fire from the Gods in 2023 that I saw a  big difference in their stage presence. I wrote in my review from that evening that they “acted like old school headbangers”! It was an awesome performance by The HU band. I hope you enjoy the pictures, I had so much fun taking them!

 Current members

Galbadrakh "Gala" Tsendbaatar – morin khuur, throat singing (2016–present)[41]

Nyamjantsan "Jaya" Galsanjamts – tumur hhuur, tsuur, throat singing (2016–present)

Enkhsaikhan "Enkush" Batjargal – morin khuur, throat singing (2016–present)

Temuulen "Temka" Naranbaatar – tovshuur, backing vocals (2016–present)         

Touring members

Unumunkh "Ono" Maralkhuu – percussion, tumur hhuur, backing vocals (2019–present)

Jambaldorj "Jamba" Ayush – guitars, backing vocals (2019–present)

Nyamdavaa "Davaa" Byambaa – bass, backing vocals (2020–present)

Odbayar "Odko" Gantumur – drums (2019–present)



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