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Beauty and diversity of Inner Mongolian music

Updated: 2017-04-19

Artists perform morin khuur music. [Photo/VCG]

Morin khuur music

Morin khuur, otherwise known as a horse head fiddle, is a traditional stringed Mongolian instrument with a horse's head carved at the top.

The deep, rough and passionate sound which comes from the instrument can aesthetically convey a performer's inner feelings. The music can express a joyful mood or melancholy feeling, and is known to also mimic the steps of horses.

Morin khuur music was listed in the first group of national intangible heritages approved by the State Council of China in 2009.