"Mongolian long song" project

“Mongolian long song” project aimed to develop and launch a Mobile application and a website on Mongolian long song in Mongolian and English language. The detailed information on every long song style and school of Mongol ethnicities are based on the results of the long song studies conducted by M.Dorjdagva, long song singer and long song researcher of the International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations established by the initiation of UNESCO under Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

It is the initial tangible outcome of the initiative to introduce the long song study in an easiest, most distributable and accessible way for free of charge just a click away  to anyone, both Mongolian and foreign, who are interested in discovering and learning more about Mongolian long song.

Excluding the ‘stage’ form of Mongolian long song that has been formed and popularized since 1950s, there are many diverse forms, styles and schools that have been inherited for thousands of years for generation. However, this precious intangible cultural heritage has faced the danger of extinction in this modern world. That’s why the project team, in cooperation with the funder and implementers, joined our initiative and forces to deliver you the local styles of each Mongol ethnic groups, their melody variants, singing techniques and proficiency, school and techniques in a brief, yet interesting way together with audio samples

"Mongolian long song" Mobile App

Our project team is introducing not only this website  www.urtynduu.mn, but also the ‘Mongolian long song’ Mobile app. It is the very FIRST Mobile app in the field of Mongolian cultural intangible heritage.

Both available in iOs amd Android, in dual languages of Mongolian and English, it’s the easiest accessible,  most distributive and primary source about Mongolian long song, its diverse styles and schools along with sample audio

'MONGOLIAN LONG SONG' PROJECT PARTNERS

This project introduces the database of Mongolian long song compiled as a result of M.Dorjdagva, long song singer and long song researcher from the IISNC and their long-term long song study all over Mongol ethnic groups in Mongolia, Russia and China since 2007. The App and the Web are first of its kind and vital for it opens an opportunity for anyone to learn more about Mongolian long song  with its rich heritage, repertoire, diversity of ethnic styles, techniques and its feature characteristics, to study deeper and obtain research-based primary knowledge. 

This very FIRST mobile application of Mongolian folk arts has been created, introducing the diverse styles, school, techniques and genres of Mongolian folk long song. The mobile application provides sample audio, is accessible in English and Mongolian and available both for  iOS and Android systems

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BIRVAA FOUNDATION
INITIATOR

Birvaa Foundation was founded in 2016 by renowned figures of arts and the children of G.Birvaa, State Award Composer and Arts Meritorious Fellow of Mongolia – Mongolian prominent composer, social and cultural personality of 20th century. As his lifetime aspiration was the vitality of nurturing young generation through arts and cultural heritage, the Foundation formulated its mission to contribute to the development of arts and culture as well as to the personal development and nurturing of youths through arts and heritage. Prioritizing to support both modern and traditional arts and to protect, preserve and transmit the cultural heritage through public arts, cultural and heritage education, we cooperate with M.Dorjdagva in this project to digitalize the heritage for easy access and to promote to young generation through interesting and interactive way.

This project is first of its kind and vital for it opens an opportunity for anyone to learn more about Mongolian long song  with its rich heritage, repertoire, diversity of ethnic styles, techniques and its feature characteristics, to study deeper and obtain research-based primary knowledge.

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SWISS AGENCY for COOPERATION
FUNDER

Switzerland and Mongolia established diplomatic relations in 1964. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Switzerland’s international cooperation agency under the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) opened its cooperation office in Ulaanbaatar in 2004. Siince its establishment, Switzerland, through SDC has been a dedicated development partner to Mongolia on its way to greater democratisation and by contributing to equitable and sustainable socio-economic development in Mongolia. In addition to its significant projects in sectors of governance, economy, education, agriculture and mining, SDC has provided support to arts, culture and cultural heritage. 

In 2019, the SDC has granted funding to the project ‘Diversity at Every Click’ – the project to launch a mobile app and website www.urtynduu.mn on Mongolian long song.

As a result of this project, this very FIRST website as well as the mobile application of Mongolian folk arts have been created, introducing the diverse styles, school, techniques and genres of Mongolian folk long song. The website and the mobile application both provide sample audio and bfrief intoduction accessible in English and Mongolian.

We convey our deepest gratitude to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for making it possible.

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OT SOLUTION PROVIDER
IMPLEMENTOR

‘OT Solution Provider’ LLC is a newly established IT company, focusing on software programming and development. Within the scope of their social responsibility and in support of the preservation and restoration of Mongolian cultural intangible and tangible heritage, the company completed the implementation of this project of ‘Mongolian long song’, first in its kind. Being the primary, easiest and accessible resource, it’s a compact database just a click away. The company is in charge of the regular maintenance and update of both the mobile app and the website ‘www.urtynduu.mn‘.

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IISNC
STUDY & DATABASE

Following the proclamation of Mongolian folk long song in the Representative List and Oral Traditions of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO,  the International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations (IISNC) initiated and conducted the ‘Study of Traditional Heritage and Singing Proficiency of Long Song” in cooperation with foreign researchers and scholars during 2008-2013. Within the scope of the project, field expeditions in 8 different regions and rural areas traveled a distance of 40 000 km, conducted long song study among Mongol ethnic groups living in the territories of Mongolia, Russia and China, met and made documentations of over 300 heritage bearers, which became the fundamental study to identify the current condition and critical issues in preservation of long song and established the database of audio and video resources. This project has been continued until present, where the total distance of field expeditions reached 60.000km, interviewed over 600 long song singers – long song heritage bearers aged 12-90, made video documentations of over 300 hours and recorded about 800 long songs and variant melodies in duplicated number.

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