The UUGUUL cultural center was founded by Steve E. MOREL, located in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar.
The goal behind this center is to promote and contribute into preserving the ancestral Mongolian culture. Language, history and ancestral art and music are at the core of this goal!
Finally, you can find in our shop calligraphy, drawing as well as stone seal, all totally hand made. Those are a real financial contribution to our goal of cultural preservation.
Above our yurt environnement
The word "UUGUUL" can be translated by "Original" or even "Ancestral", "Native".
Steve E. Morel
- Graduated from the University of Language and Civilization as the specialist in Mongolian Language and Literature (Bachelor of Arts) since 2020.
- Professional in CGI industry since 2003 (Direction, Photography, Vfx).
- Psychology and non-violent communication studies since 2013.
- Researcher in traditional Mongolian art since 2014 (Morin Huur, Bii Biyelgee, Urtiin Duu, Hoomii, Calligraphy,Morin Huur crafting, seal sculpting...).
- Participating in numerous interviews and TV Shows oriented in tradition and culture.
- Teaching Morin Huur through Youtube since 2016.
- Numerous lectures about traditions, consciousness, ecology.
- Photo model and acting.
- Doctor (Ph.D) in Mongolian linguistics, Mongolian script.
- Teacher of History, Linguistics and ethnicities since 1997.
- Teacher of Mongolian language (Cyrillic and Uyghur).
- Lecturer since 2001 (Mongolian history, civilization and ethnicities).
- Numerous publications about Mongolian ethnicities and history.
English Language Advisor
- Teacher of English as a second language since 1991.
- Celtic Harp player.
- Sean nos singer (ancient Irish singing).
- Folk music and ancestral music enthusiast since childhood.
Assistant & Event Manager
- Teacher of English language.
- Event organiser and lecture leader.
- Years of experience in teaching children.
- Numerous experiences as a Tour Guide.
During the Morin Huur class
During the lectures
Below you will see people who contribute to the UUGUUL adventure!
N. Baatartsog is a renowned artist, with an unique and much recognisable style, mostly inspired by traditional Mongolian painting as well as Buddhist picture.
He is also a teacher and instructor of fine art and Paper Cutting.
E. Ankhbayar is a renowned artist, researcher and calligrapher. He work for the promotion of the Mongolian script in the Bichig Soyol Mongolian Calligraphy Association.
He is also a teacher and instructor of Mongolian calligraphy
M. Samuel is a French musician and jaw harp (aman khuur) maker. He plays and teaches khöömii, morin khuur, tsuur flute, and jawharp.
He promotes the Mongolian and central Asian cultures in his concerts and workshops, and by supplying musical instruments, as well as ritual and cultural items from Mongolia.