Ulaanbaatar — City of Nomads

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Temuujin Алтан Ураг

Алтан Ураг = Alton Urag –Mongolian
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Domog —-  Govi Nutag

Domog = Desert — Mongolian
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Танруу нүүж явна — Ами

Танруу нүүж явна — Ами     =  go move Tanruu —Ami — Mongolian
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ямар ч МерсиАлтан  Ураг

ямар ч Мерси  = No Mercy — Mongolian
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Eva decided that we should each pick a CITY of our own choice for our music theme this week.
Eva : t Known For Being Shy ~ Welcome to Chicago : http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/chi-town-aint-known-for-being-shy-welcome-to-chicago/


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Bear : ULAANBATAAR — CITY OF NOMADS : https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/


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Johnny: The Music Of A City: Mobile :  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-music-of-a-city-mobile/

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For Thursday, April 17, 2014,  we will musically explore THE ROSE
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Khadak Хэрэв ямар нэг юм энд буруу юм — Алтан Ураг

Хэрэв ямар нэг юм энд буруу юм = Something Is Wrong Here — Mongolian
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Өнчин-ийн гашуудал   — Huun Huur Tu

Өнчин-ийн гашуудал  = Orphan’s Lament — Mongolian
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There are over 3,000 children living in the sewers of Ulaanbaatar
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Sewers hide the lost children of Mongolia

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Duujin Daajin — Алтан Ураг

Duujin Daajin = Teeter Toter — Mongolian
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Street Musicians Ulaanbaatar

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Алс хол нь Мираж — Алтан Ураг

Алс хол нь Мираж = Mirage of Faraway — Mongolian
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8 comments on “Ulaanbaatar — City of Nomads

  1. Like Johnny, a lot of this is new to my ears. But I’m enjoying it. I love how the Domog piece shifts from one sound to another. I have no clue what they’re singing about–and that’s okay because I can dance to it anyway.
    Okay I decided to do Chicago because I could have some fun with it.
    Why did you pick Ulaanbaatar? How did you discover this city? Yes, i really would like to know, Bear.
    The piano piece is lovely. There’s some interesting imagery there. I was expecting another explosion at the end.
    Total switch up with No Mercy. Lot’s of strings — I am not complaining.
    I feel like I’m missing out on a lot of meaning regarding Something is Wrong Here. I’ve listened and watched this previously. If you know more about it, please fill me in.
    As for the children on the streets and in the sewers–who needs a Stephen King book when there are such true horror stories? The adults of the world sooooooo value the children. Not. 3,000 children on the streets of a city of one million. A lot of those children at the shelter look like toddlers.
    Mirage of Faraway was a nice closing piece. Thank you.

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    • I didn’t discover Ulannbaatar. That city has been there a while. 🙂

      In the Teeter Totter song (about kids coping with adult alcoholism) the big statue, centered behind the child, is Genghis Khan. Though the Soviets destroyed over 800 monastaries and killed 15,000 llamas, most of the country still follows a form of Tibetan Buddhism which incorporates the local shamanism and animistic beliefs. I like that. 🙂 But will it all be lost? Or will they manage to preserve their culture in the face of the avarice and greed and crime and depravity and the neglect of the children that has occurred in our lifetime?

      I like Mongolian folk dances and music and neo-folk 🙂 The relative isolation and life-style of traditional families is not so different from a large part of my own life.

      A translated version of the movie Khadak might help. the music by Alton Urag is some of my favorite, but I love the poem as well. Like all poetry, what you get from it is subjective.

      Thank you for your sincere interest. As with Chicago, what had to be culled is much more that what was used.

      Have you seen Divergent, yet? They did well with the Chicago scenery. It is recognizable. 🙂

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      • Okay so how did Ulannbaatar come to your attention?
        I am curious about how we connect with things out of our direct lines of sight, hence the reason for my rewording of the question.

        Thanks for clarifying that Khadak is a film. I’ll have to look for that now. 🙂

        I have not yet seen Divergent. It will be interesting to see which parts of Chicago they incorporated into the film. The last tim I was in the city there was a great deal I did not recognize due to development in some areas and decline/blight in others. But it’s a big city with a lot of possible film locations. I take it you’ve seen the film. What did you think of it? If you’ve shared your thoughts here on your blogcasa already then please direct me to them.

        HI, I’m trying to keep up in blogland while limiting online time due to other time demands offline. So please don’t take it amiss if my responses are “later” than they’ve previously been.

        Your choice of The Rose has me thinking in several directions–I wonder if I’ll find anything on the tubes of you that will incorporate todo? Hmm?

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        • Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia.
          “The city was founded in 1639 as a movable (nomadic) Buddhist monastic centre. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. Before that, it changed location twenty-eight times, with each location being chosen ceremonially. ”
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulan_Bator

          Mongolia is a place I wanted to visit, way back when. As a teenager. The Trans-Siberian Railroad goes through UlannBaator, and I thought I would like to travel that way. But there was a Soviet problem. And a Chinese problem. And, anyway, I’ve been a bit preoccupied myself, for the last 50 years. 🙂 Still am. So it goes.
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          Divergent is set in the future, and is aimed at a teenage audience, as is the book series it is based on. I have some teenage step-grandkids (is that how to say it?)
          and other teens (by marriage) and read the book, bought copies for some of the kids and I saw the movie, alone. also Hunger Games books (but watched on DVD). The movie previews took almost a half hour and were MUCH too loud. hahaha I haven’t been in a theatre in YEARS. There were only 7 other people there, all the other seats were empty.

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  2. Johnny Ojanpera says:

    What a trip. This is all new stuff to me, Bear. Beautiful. I especially like the piano piece. ☆☆☆☆☆

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  3. […] sure you check out Eva and Bear’s music themes as well. The cities they pick are a surprise, even to […]

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  4. http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/chi-town-aint-known-for-being-shy-welcome-to-chicago/

    Hola Bear. OOOO I like your choice. I was much less reverent with mine overall. Except for Mikey.
    The Rose—copy that.

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  5. […] Bear has Nomads, oh yeah    https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/ulaanbaatar-city-of-nomads/ […]

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