The tovshuur is one of the ancient, rare traditional musical instruments of the nomads.
West Mongolia, Chinese Sinkiang region, Russian Altai Mountains and Tuva Republic.
The tovshuur is an ancient form of the string instrument. Its strings are made from horse's tail. The tovshuur has two strings, narrow and wide. The song and dance are accompanied with the instrument. In addition, the instrument has its own repertoire. One of them is a performance called the Orog Tekh (grey ibex). Musicians show the skill of their performance on it during the folk festival.
1997 The role of the tovshuur in singing epic. Report presented at the international festival and symposium Central Asian Epos.
Audio-visual fund of the Research Institute of Arts and Culture, private collection of J. Enebish, Ethnomusicologist, 1975-1988.
A documentary film The tovshuur is festival, J. Enebish, 1995.
Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, its Research Institute of Arts and Culture, Researchers and Supporters Society for Mongolian Traditional Arts, Baga toiruu-26, Ulaanbaatar-210646, Mongolia
Dr. Jambalyn Enebish
Research Institute of Arts and Culture
Researchers and Supporters Society for Mongolian Traditional Arts
Mongolian University of Arts and Culture
Address: Baga toiruu-26, Ulaanbaatar-210646, Mongolia