Seeking Times Past -Disc 1 – Hoton – Takmo


Recording of the Hoton Bii – Takmo, on “IKKEL” Morin Huur, with 432Hz tuning.

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    Greetings folks!

    You will find the recording of the Ancestral Mongolian Hoton Bii (Biyelgee) – Хотон Бий (Биелгээ) – : Takmo (Такмо) which is a melody that accompanies traditional dance.
    It is recorded with a 432Hz tuning, on a skinned box Morin Huur or “IKKEL” Morin Huur.

    Hoton: Takmo – (Хотон: Такмо) – 1:38

    Hoton is a tribe from the west of Mongolia which is rich of ancestral culture and traditions.

    Satsal” is gesture, usually made by women, that consist in sprinkling with milk or milk tea in 4 directions (South, West, North, East, and South again) while recitating a poem or a blessing. It is also to attract good omen on the family, the herd and the surrounding nature.
    Morgol” is a kind of “ritual” or “prayer”. It is usually showing respect to the spirits and it can be, like the “Satsal” showed in 4 directions (South, West, North, East, and South again).
    Takmo” is considered, by the Hoton people, to be a convergence between the “Morgol” and “Satsal“.

    You can find the full disc 1 collection here.

    Happy Listening!