Altan Urag

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Altan Urag
Алтан Ураг
Years active2002–present
MembersB. Erdenebat
M. Chimedtogtokh
Ts. Gangaa
P. Oyunbileg
B. Bolortungalag
B. Burentogs
Kh. Erdenetsetseg

Altan Urag (Mongolian: Алтан Ураг, "Golden Lineage") is a Mongolian folk rock band. Formed in 2002, the band's musical style combines traditional Mongolian and contemporary influences.

Their music has featured in the 2006 film Khadak, the 2007 film Mongol[1] and the Netflix television series Marco Polo.[2]


The members of the band have all been trained in classical Mongolian music. Their performances typically include the morin khuur (horse head fiddle), ikh khuur (grand horse head fiddle), bishguur (traditional horn) and yoochin (a type of hammered dulcimer), khöömii (throat singing) and long song vocals.[3]

As of 2011, the band's lineup consisted of:[3]

  • B. Erdenebat (Erka), yoochin, piano, leader of band
  • M. Chimedtogtokh (Chimdee), pipe, vocals (throat singing)
  • Ts. Gangaa (Gangaa), great fiddle, bass
  • P. Oyunbileg (Oyunaa), moriin khuur, vocals (throat singing)
  • B. Bolortungalag (Tungaa), drums, percussion
  • B. Burentogs (Burnee) moriin khuur, vocals (throat singing)
  • Kh. Erdenetsetseg (Erka), vocals (long song)


  • Foal's Been Born (2004)
  • Made in Altan Urag (2006)
  • Hypnotism (2008)
  • Blood (2009)
  • Nation (2010)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mongolia (2010)
  • Mongol (2010)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Altan Urag Filmography". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  2. ^ Cengel, Katya (5 January 2019). "How A Mongolian Heavy Metal Band Got Millions Of YouTube Views". Goats and Soda. NPR. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  3. ^ a b ""ALTAN URAG" FOLK ROCK BAND - BIOGRAPHY". Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 21 January 2011.

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