Song of the Day: Yuve Yuve Yu by The Hu Band

The Hu Band is a brand new music project from Mongolian. The concept and the vision of this band is to create a brand new musical genre called “Hunnu Rock”.

This remarkable song titled ” Yuve Yuve Yu” evokes pride in Mongolian nomadic culture but it’s also a criticism of today’s Mongolian society.

Official Lyrics Translation:

It has been so long eating and drinking
being merry
How strange, How strange

Taking our Great Mongol ancestors names in vain
How strange, How strange

Yet, would not honor our oath and destiny
How strange, How strange

Why the valuable ethics of ancestors become worthless?
How strange, How strange

Hey you traitor! Kneel down!
Hey, Prophecies be declared!

You’ve born in ancestor’s fate yet
Sleeping deeply, can’t be awakened
How strange, How strange

Blindly declaring that
Only Mongols are the best
How strange, How strange

Born to live as nobles
Yet, can’t unite as one
How strange, How strange

Why is difficult to rise up our nation?
How strange, How strange

Hey you traitor! Kneel down!
Hey, Prophecies be declared!

Why it’s so hard to cherish the Ancestor’s inherited land?
How strange, How strange

Why priceless edifications of elders turning to ashes?
How strange, How strange

With the future of eternal prosperity,
The Wolf totemed Mongols have the blessings of Heaven

Born with undeniable fate to gather nations, the Lord Chinggis declares his name on earth.
Would come back, Will come back.

Oh Black Banner be awakened, be awakened
Oh the Khanate (royal power) rise and rise forever.
How strange, How strange

Oh Black Banner be awakened, be awakened
Oh the Khanate (royal power) rise and rise forever.

……

The name of this band, “Hu”, is a root word for intellectual human being in Mongolian language.
For example:
Hu – root word
Hun – a person
Huu – child (can be both boy or girl)
Humuun – human

In a radio interview with the producer of this band explained how he is trying to create a brand new musical genre called “Hunnu Rock”, that combines traditional elements of Mongolian music with rock sound.

We worked on this project for seven years, and in September last year we invented the hunnu rock style“.

GALA  (TS.Galbadrakh) : the Hu Band Morin khuur player, Lead throat singer.

ENKHUSH (B.Enkhsaikhan) : the Hu Band Lead Morin khuur player, throat singer.

JAYA (G.Nyamjantsan) : the Hu Band tumur khuur (jew’s harp) player, throat singer.

TEMKA (N.Temuulen) : The Hu Band tovshuur player.

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