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Mongolian heavy metal band is named UNESCO Artist for Peace

Ulaanbaatar, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mongolian heavy metal band The HU, creator of the musical genre Hunnu Rock, was named Artist for Peace by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Montsame reported on Friday.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay conducted the ceremony at the headquarters of the international organization.

Azoulay learned about the quality of the eight-musician group during her official visit to Mongolia in August 2022, the news agency informed.

Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, The HU, which has thousands of fans globally, fuses rock and heavy metal with traditional Mongolian music such as Khöömei (throat singing), tsuur (flute) and Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), all inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List for Humankind’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The band’s songs deal about gender equality, respect for diversity, and the importance of protecting nature. The lyris are written in regional dialects in danger of extinction, Montsame pointed out.

The UNESCO Artist for Peace list recognizes The Hu’s role in promoting and transmitting this heritage, the source added.


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