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  • An emerging act at world music festivals across the U.S., Tuvergen Band (“galloping” in
    Mongolian) is a Chicago-based folk-fusion trio founded by Tamir Hargana (lead vocals, folk
    lutes, morin khuur), Naizal Hargana (morin khuur, vocals), and Brent Roman (percussion,
    didgeridoo, vocals) in 2020. Hailing from Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, Tamir and Naizal bring
    some of the country’s most distinctive sounds to Tuvergen Band, including the cello-like
    horsehead fiddle (morin khuur), various folk lutes (the Tuvan doshpuluur and West Mongolian
    tovshuur), and khoomii throat singing. An ethnomusicologist and Asian percussion specialist,
    Roman augments these sounds with a custom hybrid drum kit of twenty global percussion
    instruments and didgeridoo. The trio use this rich instrumental palette to perform what they call
    “modern nomadic music,” incorporating bluegrass, blues, rock, and more into its repertoire of
    Mongolian and Tuvan folk songs and originals. For more information, visit or
    follow them on Facebook and Instagram @tuvergen_band.

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