Urna Chahar-Tugchi, Ser Review
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URNA Chahar-Tugchi known as Urna, is a Mongolian singer and player of the yangqin. Urna was born into a family of herders in the grasslands of the Ordos Plateau in Inner Mongolia, a society where song was an omnipresent part of everyday life. Her first musical training was learning to play the yangqin, which is the Chinese dulcimer under the tutelage of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where a professor who was visiting Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia imparted his wisdom Urna, who at the time was only eighteen. She moved to study at the Shanghai Conservatory, a challenging step since she had no knowledge of the Chinese language. She now performs around the world, and is based in Bavaria, Germany and in Cairo, Egypt. In 2003, she was awarded the RUTH prize in Germany for Best International Artist. Her latest album titled Ser, which means Awakening, was recorded with the world-renowned Polish band, Kroke.
1. Zandan Hureng (My Sandalwood Brown)
3. Ser / Laturna (Awakening)
4. Baigal Dalai (Infinite Nature)
5. Undur Uul (On the Summit of a High Mountain)
6. Jigder Nana
7. Shirdegiin Chaidam (Flowers of the Steppe)
8. Jergelgeen / Kukurna (Fata Morgana)
9. Altan Altan Jigjuuhai (Golden, Golden Little Bird)
10. Erdenis (My Wishes for Humanity)
11. Duun / Bawurna (Melodies)
12. Beleg (The Gift)
Release Date: November 11, 2018
The twelve songs that comprise Ser are rich in complexity and resonance, the addition of Kroke lends to the strength of Urna’s striking voice.