Huffington Post Premieres TENGGER CAVALRY Music Video for “kAAn”, Paralleling Oppression of Nomadic Cultures in North America
Performing at Brooklyn, NY’s Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, December 16
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY just released a brand new EP, entitled kAAn. Today, the band showcases the EP’s socially-conscious themes by revealing the new music video for the title track, “kAAn”, which puts oppression of nomadic cultures under the spotlight. Much like our country’s own Native American community, who are suffering from governmental and corporate oppression (i.e. Standing Rock), nomadic Mongolians have found their culture threatened by surrounding forces for generations. As brothers in nomadic culture, TENGGER CAVALRYpenned “kAAn” as a beacon of support.
Watch the “kAAn” music video and read additional commentary from TENGGER CAVALRY frontman Nature Ganganbaigal regarding the band’s cultural background and details behind the track and video now, exclusively via Huffington Post, here.
Ganganbaigal comments, “This century is the century of machine and industry. Nomadic culture is falling apart everywhere around the world. Grasslands and plains are being exploited and it is becoming more acceptable to step into the sacred land of others and get what we need in the moment. We all saw what happened at Standing Rock. As distantly related brothers of Native Americans (proven genetically), TENGGER CAVALRY, an international alliance of Mongols, Central Asians and Northern Asians, felt the need to give our public support to them. This video is about the brotherhood of nomadic people. It doesn’t matter what ethnicity you are – if you have a nomadic heart and you love nature and sky, you are one of us, and we will support you!”
You can order the kAAn EP here: https://tenggercavalry.bandcamp.com/album/kaan-ep
Make sure to catch TENGGER CAVALRY at one of their only local shows this winter at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY this Friday, December 16 at 8:00pm. The band will be joined by Tungsten, Entropy and Goblin Hovel. Click here to purchase tickets.
Recent Releases by TENGGER CAVALRY:
kAAn EP (2016) – order here
Mountain Side EP (2016) – order here
Cavalry In Thousands re-issue – order here
Hymn Of The Earth re-issue – order here
Nature Ganganbaigal and TENGGER CAVALRY have been turning heads in the music world since the band’s inception in 2010. In 2014, Ganganbaigal released his Mongolian New Age album To Where Tengger Leads Me. The album won a bronze medal from Global Music Awards and a nomination from Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In 2015, Nature moved to New York City from China and re-located the band with brand new American members. On Christmas Eve 2015, TENGGER CAVALRY sold out the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
TENGGER CAVALRY blends the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal music, creating the unique music genre mentioned above, Mongolian folk metal. Nature Ganganbaigal performs multiple Mongolian nomadic instruments including Mongolian horse-head fiddle Morin Khuur, Mongolian flute, Tibetan horn, Mongolian guitar (Tovshuur) and other instruments native to the region. He is also able to sing using the ancient Mongolian singing tradition of Khoomei, also known as throat singing or overtone singing. After the release of four studio albums in Europe and United States, TENGGER CAVALRY has become known as one of the most unique, innovative and exciting metal bands in Asia.
TENGGER CAVALRY line-up is:
Nature Ganganbaigal – A nomadic folk music performer originally from Beijing (with Mongolian and Turkish ancestry on both sides of his family tree). He performed at the Lincoln Center and held a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in 2015. Nature graduated from New York University in 2015, where he holds a master of music degree in film music composition. He performs multiple instruments such as the Mongolian fiddle, the Morin Khuur, a Mongolian plucking instrument known as the Tovshuur and does professional throat singing, also known as Khoomei.
Bass, Alex Abayev – Growing up in Uzbekistan, Alex is deeply rooted in Central Asian nomadic culture and has enjoyed nomadic music from a very young age. He also comes from a strong extreme death metal background, and has opened for renowned metal acts such as Immortal and Cephalic Carnage.
Morin Khuur, Uljmuren – A professional film director and Morin Khuur fiddle player from Ordos, Southern Mongolia (Inner Mongolia). He majored in Music Recording back in Beijing and formed multiple rock bands in the Beijing rock scene years ago. He has been toured in North America twice and played more than 60 live concerts with Tengger Cavalry.
Shanz, Robert McLaughlin – Growing up in the USA with a close relationship with the Tuvan people, Robert studied the Tuvan fiddle Igil, Tuvan throat singing and the Tuvan language; he performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015; Robert is also a shaman and practices a variety of rituals.
Drummer, Josh Schifris – Josh has been drumming since the 4th grade and has been gigging fairly heavily since the age of 17. Having formed Thrashole and Entropy, he has opened for many legendary bands like Negura Bunget, Lich King and Philm.
Learn more about TENGGER CAVALRY:
Buy music: www.tenggercavalry.bandcamp.com