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International throat singing festival takes place in Khovd Province

Correction: This event took place in Khovd Province, rather than Orkhon Province as stated in previous headline

Trans. by D.SERGELEN

An international throat singing competition was held on July 23, in Chandmani soum of Khovd Province, the birthplace of throat singing. Locals of the region initiated the idea to host the competition in Khovd Province.
In addition to Mongolian artists, throat singers from the USA, Russian Federation, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Country of the Republic of China participated in the competition.
The festival was organized in two categories, in solo and band performance in two levels respectively.
Some 47 throat singers participated in the competition. M.Saruultugs, resident of Chandmani soum and throat singer of Erdenet Song and Dance Ensemble, won the competition and received a five million MNT cash prize.
D.Baasan, throat singer of Uvs Province won second place and M.Tsogtgerel of the State National Song and Dance Academic Festival took third place.
In total, 11 bands competed in the festival, and Jangar band of the Musical Theater of Khovd Province and Khoyor Altai band of Chandmani soum won first place and received monetary award.
Within the festival, an international conference was held in Chandmani soum. In addition, residents of Chandmani soum renamed their cultural center to “Throat Singing Palace” and established a square to host a concert in honor of throat singing.

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