Tserendavaa’s “Heaven’s Will” DVD
Mongolian Khöömii Maestro Tserendavaa is a living tradition, he was born, lives & breathes the sounds of the legendary and real landscape of Khöömii. He is respected within his community & nationally as a performer & teacher of his 7 techniques of Khöömii and is a key source for Mongolian & European ethnomusicologists and students of Khöömii.
last winters (2009/10) tragic Dzud, Tserendavaa and his family lost at least 1,000 livestock,
leaving him with only 120 animals. This has put Tserendavaa’s
existence as a true herdsman in jeopardy. He may have barely enough food to
survive the tough Mongolian climate and might need to give up herding and move
to live in deprivation in Khovd town or
This unique DVD includes
“Mongol Khöömii” a film made by Mongolian musicologist Badraa in the early 1980’s & was first shown on Mongolian TV. It is a real find, “Khoomii gold dust”.
“Tserendavaa in concert” a live concert filmed in London 2002 with Candida Valentino and Michael Ormiston. This was an acoustic concert with no microphones and find Tserendavaa in great form.
plus extra footage of Tserendavaa singing in Chandman Sum, Khovd Aimag, his homeland.
All the money collected except production costs will go to help Tserendavaa and his family retain their cultural heritage.
Please contact Michael on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
on image to see a preview on youtube. This film was made by Mongolian musicologist Badraa in the early 1980’s & was first shown on
Mongolian TV. It has never been released outside
1. Monks Blessing. 2. Altai Magtaal 3. Khosmoljin Khöömii 4. Seven Khöömii techniques 5. Isgeree (Whistling) 6. Biyelegee (dance)
7. Legend of Khookhoo Namjil 8. Buyant Gol (Khosmoljiin Khöömii) 9. Geriin Magtaal 10. Dorvon Nastai/Dorvon Uul/Amazing Grace
Tserendavaa - Khöömii, Isgeree, Khailakh, Tobshuur, Morin Khuur Michael Ormiston - Morin Khuur, Khöömii
Candida Valentino - Tomor Khuur (Jew’s Harp), Khöömii
Message From Mongolia 20 mins :
A short documentary film with concert footage and an
interview about Khöömii with Tserendavaa,
made by Spencer in the
Extra Footage : 12mins :
Shot by Tserendavaa’s brother in law, Shar in Chandman Sum, Khovd Province West Mongolia 2005. Total Time 98 Mins
comes from remote west
Tserendaava is a living tradition, he was born, lives & breathes the sounds of the legendary landscape of Khöömii.
He is respected within his community & nationally as a performer & teacher of his 7 techniques of Khöömii.
He is a key source for Mongolian & European ethnomusicologists.
Tserendavaa’s CD “Chandman Song” is available from www.soundtransformations.co.uk or email@example.com
Edited and produced by Michael Ormiston at Chamber 23 studios. © Tserendavaa 2010