Anda Union
Anda Union
  • country:China
  • region:Inner Mongolia
  • style(s):Höömeï, Contemporary
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal, string
  • artist submitted by:Tim Pearce

Line up

  • A Urgen (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals)
  • Biligbaatar (urtyn duu (Longsong), vocals)
  • Chinggel (moadin choor, hoomei, percussion, vocals)
  • Nars (morin hor, ikil, guitar, hoomei, vocals)
  • Saikhannakhaa  (morin hor, tobshur, hoomei, vocals)
  • Tsetsegmaa  (urtyn duu (Longsong), vocals)
  • Uni (morin hor, tobshur, ikil, hoomei, vocals)
  • Urgen (morin hor, hoomei, vocals)

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Anda Union are an amazing 9 piece Mongolian band from Northern China who have been electrifying audiences all over the world. It's not just the power of their music but the range of moods and styles that take us on a journey from beautiful moving ballads to powerful songs which really rock!

Our latest album Homeland has just been awarded the Best Album of the Year 2016 award by Songlines.

Anda Union are cultural icons of Mongolian music. Bringing a unique combination of styles from across the grasslands coalescing into the unbelievably colorful and magisterial sound of this triumphant pioneering band. They have headlined many world music and mainstream festivals winning over fans around the world. with their expressive and energetic music.

The nine members of Inner Mongolian Anda Union all trained in traditional music from a young age and come from musical families. Their differing ethnic nomadic cultures unite a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles, in a fusion that Genghis Khan himself would have been proud of. Keenly aware of the threat to the Grasslands and their age old Mongolian culture, Anda Union are driven by their fight for the survival of this endangered way of life by keeping the essence of their music alive.


“Anda Union are Huun-Huur-Tu’s successors with (Tibetan) bells on” Glasgow Herald


“What an extraordinary experience, I was blown away.” Mumbles Music


“This is music for fans of good music, not just for fans of ‘World Music’.” Local Sound Focus Halifax


“The one thing Anda Union repeatedly remind us of is The Velvet Underground. They have the same knack of bringing complexity and depth to material of heartbeat simplicity, and smuggling gorgeous tunes into relentlessly thumping mantras. When the strings leap from aggressive pizzicato to swooping arco plummets it’s like `Venus In Furs’ fuelled by fermented mares’ milk instead of heroin.” Nightshift Oxford