Routes Nomades

Proven expertise bringing Mongolian music to the West since 2006!
Throat-singing, concerts, tours, creations, records, films, cultural events...

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Multi-awarded expert on Mongolia, Routes Nomades has been actively promoting Mongolian arts and culture in the West since 2006. Through its multiple activities, our organization contributes significantly to the visibility of Mongolia on the international scene and the safeguarding of its intangible cultural heritage. We produce shows, creations and tours around the music of Mongolia and in particular throat-singing (khöömii). Inviting Mongolian artists each year, we have organized concerts of traditional or fusion music (Anthology of Khöömii, Khusugtun), creations (Nomadic Voices Sardinia-Mongolia, with Marsab Music Management), discoveries (Batsükh Dorj), always accompanied by numerous musical workshops, traditional writing, painting, games, and even cooking workshops… and produced 5 CDs with the labels Buda Musique and Pan Records. All these adventures are told in two films by director Jean-François Castell, "Masters of Overtone Singing" (2010) and "Journey Into Khöömii" (2018), in which Routes Nomades participated in the implementation.

For festivals, cultural seasons, museums or any other occasions, Routes Nomades participates in the programming of cultural events dedicated to Mongolia, combining concerts, meetings, lectures, workshops, screenings and exhibitions.
References : Festival Harmonie des Steppes (coproduction with Institut Karma Ling & Les Détours de Babel) ; Musée des Arts Asiatiques - Nice ; Semaine de la Mongolie à Paris ; Musée Albert Kahn ; Musée de Bibracte ; Musée des merveilles…

Routes Nomades provides artistic advice for one-off projects related to Mongolian music and culture.
References : Festival de Fès des musiques sacrées du monde (Morocco) ; Théâtre de la Ville-Paris (coproduction with France Musique) ; Festival Les Orientales ; Festival Le rêve de l’Aborigène (2006 to present) ; Théâtre équestre Zingaro…

Routes Nomades advises, accompanies or produces broadcasts or reports on Mongolia for the media.
References : ARTE, France 3, France Musique, RTS, Le Monde, Trad’Mag…

Since 2018, Routes Nomades has been accredited by the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage to provide advisory services to its Intergovernmental Committee. This accreditation recognizes us as a non-governmental organization with proven expertise in the field of intangible cultural heritage and reinforces our commitments to the safeguarding of intangible heritage, as well as the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.

References since 2006:

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, Morocco ; Festival Printemps des arts de Monte-Carlo, Monaco ; Montreal First Peoples Festival, Canada ; Mongolian Cultural Center, Washington DC, Mongol Heritage Foundation, New-York, USA ; American Center for Mongolian Studies, Alliance Française de Mongolie, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ; Théâtre Molière, Muziekpublique, Belgium ; Festival Classica-Evora, Portugal ; Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie (ADEM), Geneva, Festival International des Musiques Sacrées, Fribourg, Switzerland ; Ravenna Festival, Italia ; Førdefestivalen, Norway ; EthnoKrakow, Poland ; Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Istanbul, Turkey…

Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; Musée du quai Branly ; Festival Les Orientales ; Opéra de Rennes ; Opéra de Lille ; Opéra de Lyon ; Musée des Confluences ; Festival Les Détours de Babel ; Festival Les Suds à Arles ; Festival NoBorder ; Festival Le rêve de l’Aborigène ; Les Escales de Saint-Nazaire ; Musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice ; Festival Musiques d’Ici et d’Ailleurs ; Palais des Congrès et de la Culture - Le Mans ; Festival Les Nuits de la Voix; Musée Albert Kahn ; Festival Parfums de Musiques ; Bonlieu-scène nationale d’Annecy ; Le Rocher de Palmer…

Upcoming projects:
-January 2023 : Batsükh Dorj, Ögbyelyerimgye ayan (Music for my Ancestors) with Johanni Curtet, new album release (Routes Nomades/Buda Musique) and tour
-Spring 2024 : An Anthology of Mongolian Urtyn Duu (Long Song), new album release (Routes Nomades/Buda Musique) and tour
-October 2023 to May 2024 : artistic advice and programing (music, dance, visual arts, Naadam festival, poetry, literature, screenings, workshops…) for "Gengis Khan, Le grand échange mongol" - Exhibition, Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France

participating in

  • WOMEX 2023
  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2017
  • virtualWOMEX


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