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Enkh Jargal

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From Mongolia

Enkh Jargal (Epi) was born 1968 in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). He grew up in a little village near the russian border. He studied at Music-Conservatorium of Ulaanbaatar from 1990 - 1992 and his teacher was the most known and best Moorin Hoor (Horsefiddle) player in Mongolia.
During his studies Epi already played in a Moorin Hoor quintet also in the mongolian television to keep traditional mongolian music traditions alive. Because of hid familiar backround Epi is deeply rooted into the traditional and nomadic way of life that his people live in Mongolia. (Epis father went into the steppe to raise horses, where Epi also has lost his heart at) 1993 Epi went to Germany for the first time. He came here with Altain Orgil. During this first visit Epi and Rüdiger Oppermann met for the first time. Together with Rüdiger Oppermann Epi played not only in Germany but also in a lot of other european countries and the USA. The last huge Concerts brought Epi to the Expo 2002 in madrid, Gran Canaria and Paris... and a lot more...

Besides Epi is a beloved guest musician and/or singer in different music projects: together with Peter Gantzmann he celebrates the mongolian Hip-Hop, with Rainer Granzin in a Duo he likes very much to show his jazzy side. Thats how he could prove his ability to improvise in a world of music in a new way... his way.... His interpretation of the mongolian folk music lets him step between two worlds and thats what his solo Cd is named "Hoirr Öngö" (between two worlds). Epi was a guest musician on different Cd studiorecordings. Epi the miracle voice from Mongolia is a wanderer between Cultures

With his play on the Moorin Hoor and the perfection of his Choomie singing Epis loves to melt his traditional roots with the modern and western cultured music in a brilliant improvisation.

After some tacts and tones Epi offers the smell and the beauty of the Mongolian steppe to the ears and the eyes of the audience. Epi lives in Karlsruhe (Germany) and is travelling a lot to share his passion (music) with the audience of Europe and the whole world. Anyone who knows the funny, lovely, cheerfull way Epi is, he regards also the small things in life... those obviously small things can take great effects on happy living.

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