Tumen-Ekh Ensemble introduction
Tumen Ekh Ensemble of Traditional Cultural Heritage is one of the leading national song and dance ensembles in Mongolia. “Tumen Ekh” in Mongolian carries a meaning of “a leader or vanguard of all”. In 1989 a group of outstanding artists and forerunners of the field chose a tittle of a famous folk song “Tumen Ekh” and established this ensemble.
Mongolians created music through the ages using metal, stone, bamboo, leather, cattle hair and wood. Traditional Mongolian musical instruments vary from string, wind and percussion and all vividly demonstrate unique elements of nomadic culture. The most popular musical instrument is Morin khuur (horse head fiddle), which was created to replicate horse related sounds.
Guests of our country can experience the beauty of our nature, different terrains of the vast land and unique features of nomadic life without traveling too far, by only coming to TumenEkh theatre. The ensemble welcomes the audience with mesmerizing package of vibrant costumes, original sound and spirited dance performances.
Slogan - We will present you a complex of Mongolian unique folk performance.
Since 1989 Tumen Ekh Ensemble traveled the world and performed in more than 60 countries including Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, UK, promoting the unique, vibrant and colorful cultural heritage of Mongolia. The troupe was warmly received in prestigious venues such as The World Music Center in New York, Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Buckingham Palace, UK, The UN Headquarters, New York and Kabuki-za theatre in Ginza, Japan.
Tumen Ekh ensemble constantly enriches its repertoire. But also performers of the ensemble astonish the audiences by their solo performances and continuously participate with grand success in local and international prestigious contests and festivals.