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Country: China
Choor, a Mongolian music band based in China, are posed in a line sitting on top of horses in the countryside.
Photo Credit: Choor


Born on the vast Inner Mongolian plains, members of Choor grew up in herding families with the sounds and rhythms of these grasslands in their hearts. The name “Choor” is an old Mongolian word that means, “polyphonic, harmonic, and overlapping,” and is used to describe a variety of musical techniques within Mongolian music. The group has an impressive background and education as folk musicians, and their performance features the beautiful sounds of Morin Khuur or horsehead fiddles, and world-famous khoomii throat singing. Photo by Zhu Zhizhong.