TENGGER CAVALRY to Perform at 29th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony in Princeton, NJ this Saturday, November 5
Performing Full Acoustic Set
Presented by the Chinggis Khaan Memorial Foundation
Event: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:00PM
NJHA Conference and Event Center
760 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRYare thrilled to announce their upcoming acoustic performance at the 29th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony, taking place in Princeton, NJ at the NJHA Conference and Event Center this Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm. The band’s set will include new songs and fan favorites and will begin at 4:00pm.
The Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony, which is presented by the Chinggis Khaan Memorial Foundation and Mongol American Cultural Association, is one of the biggest conferences dedicated to the legendary Mongolian ruler in the United States. The event will also include a Mongolian-American cuisine reception in honor ofall of the day’s musical performers. For more information, please visit the Mongol American Cultural Association website.
TENGGER CAVALRY frontman Nature Ganganbaigal states, “We are greatly honored to perform at this event! The Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony is a historical and academic event that has been held for 29 years stateside and people from all over the world gather together to celebrate the greatness of the Khaan. There are always traditional performances and literature readings, and even a shaman summoning ritual of Chinggis Khaan’s spirit. To play at such event, alike no other commercial gig, is so meaningful to us on cultural and religious levels.”
Recent Releases by TENGGER CAVALRY:
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 CAVALRYhas 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