Eulogy of Agajud village
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Bütügegchi is an amateur bard who is trying to get official recognition as a folk artist. He also tells hugur-un üliger which is a special Horchin Folk Art. Holbuga is a genre of alliterative musical poetry. Most bards are good at compiling Holbuga. They often sing a Holbuga simultaneously in accordance with the specific situation. This Holbuga is a eulogy of his village which has simultaneous components added in relation to our visit. Holbuga also has different melodies.
This recording comes from the collection Horchin Mongolian Narrative Songs by Uranchimeg Ujeed. In this collection, there are 38 video recordings of Horchin Mongolian songs made during fieldwork in 2010 and 2011. The collection contains songs by bards, amateur singers as well as ordinary people. Although most of them are narrative songs, only a few of them are sung in the proper manner as they were in the past. Most of them are sung in fractions. There are also interviews about local knowledge of the narrative songs, the historical fact the songs based on, the song characters, the occasions the songs are sung, different people’s attitude towards the different styles of singing, their ideas about the present endangered state of the songs, their longing to and difficulty of maintaining the tradition etc.