Mongolian metal band named Unesco Artist for Peace

Mongolian folk band The Hu is the first rock group to receive the Artist for Peace award from Unesco during a ceremony at its headquarters in Paris.

The general manager of Unesco, the cultural organization of the United Nations, first met the eight band members during a visit to Mongolia in August, during which their musical styles and ideas immediately resonated with the values ​​and work of the organization.

The Hu joins a long list of stars committed to bringing cultures together and supporting artistic creation, including Dame Shirley Bassey and Sarah Brightman.

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The Hu received the Unesco Artist of Peace Award (UNESCO/Christelle Alix/PA)

The band, formed in 2016, created a unique music genre called Hunnu rock, which combines heavy metal with traditional Mongolian music such as throat singing.

Through her music, The Hu addresses themes of gender equality, respecting differences and the importance of protecting nature as well as promoting language diversity by using different methods. regional languages ​​are under threat.

The band leader Gala said: “The Mongols have great respect for our history, culture and language, which has been left to us thousands of years ago through our ancestors and ancestors. ours.

“The band Hu’s aim and aim is first and foremost to perform a unique musical genre that gives strength and power every time you listen to it.

“Secondly, to show the world the environmentally conscious nomadic livelihoods of the Mongols have been passed down for generations and inspire others to live minimalist lives and enjoy life. most completely.

“Unesco awarding The Hu the title of Artist for Peace to The Hu demonstrates their appreciation for cultural diversity and heritage of great value to the Mongols.

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“The Hu band and Unesco partnership will bring awareness to all cultures distinguished by their unique heritage and core values, so we are delighted to be one part of the movement that can improve and change so many lives.”

Unesco Artist for Peace recognizes The Hu’s role in promoting the legacy and the group will become ambassadors for their programs and messages.

Audrey Azoulay, general manager of Unesco, said: “Traditional knowledge teaches us many things, such as appreciating the beauty and fragility of nature.

“This message is at the heart of Ho’s songs and Unesco’s work.

“I’m glad we can count on The Ho’s voice to share this belief on the global stage, using the power of music as a global language, especially with young people. age, who will be the ones who bring these values ​​to life. Future.”

In recognition of their contributions to the promotion of Mongolian culture, members of The Hu were also awarded the certificate of Special Envoy for Mongolian Culture in 2019 and the Order of Genghis Khan, the highest award. state’s most valuable, in 2020.

The band kicks off their UK shows in Manchester on November 28, culminating in London’s Roundhouse on December 9. They will also perform in Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Dublin , Belfast and Glasgow.

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